Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni tests positive for COVID ahead of NY Giants game
Nick Sirianni tested positive for COVID-19, days before his Philadelphia Eagles are slated to play the NY Giants on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field
The Philadelphia Eagles might be without their head coach for Sunday’s game against the NY Giants, after Nick Sirianni tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Sirianni’s Eagles outlasted the Washington Football Team, 27-17 on Tuesday night in a rescheduled game at Lincoln Financial Field, and now face a short week ahead of Sunday’s contest against the last place Giants.
According to the Eagles, Sirianni experienced symptoms prior to testing positive.
If Sirianni is unable to clear protocols in time for Sunday’s game, Eagles’ passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo would serve as acting head coach, Sirianni told reporters Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the NY Giants hope to have wide receiver Kadarius Toney back in time for Sunday’s game, he was one of eight players who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, as the NFL saw an uptick in cases with the Omicron variant burning through the United States.
The NY Giants are scheduled to kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, in Philadelphia.