Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin tests positive for COVID-19

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been diagnosed with COVID-19 after an outbreak at the team’s facility last week.

The 48 year old Tomlin, who has been head coach of the Steelers since 2007, confirmed the diagnosis and tweeted a message saying he is in good health with “minimal symptoms”:

“I want to thank everyone who reached out to express their concern for my health,” Tomlin wrote. “Luckily I have had minimal symptoms and I’m thankful to be in good health. I want to thank those media professionals who knew about my situation and respected my privacy. It is very much appreciated.

“I’ll be back in the office soon while I continue to work virtually from home. Thanks for your support and well wishes!”

Members of the Steelers coaching staff and personnel were sent home from the facility last week after a couple of positives came up in routine testing. The virus also affected the Steelers‘ coaching staff during the season with then-quarterbacks coach Matt Canada and special-teams coordinator Danny Smith missing time due to COVID-19 protocols.

NFL Network first reported news of Tomlin’s diagnosis.

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