Polamalu tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of HOF enshrinement
Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of his enshrinement into the NFL Hall of Fame next weekend.
"I recently tested positive for COVID-19," Polamalu announced. "Thank God I feel great, and (my) family (is) well. I'm working with the (Hall of Fame) to ensure we abide by all protocols to make it to Canton in time for all the festivities."
Polamalu is scheduled to be honored Aug. 7 as part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class.
David Baker, the president and CEO of the Hall of Fame, is working with Polamalu on a solution for his enshrinement.
"We are disappointed for Troy right now and pray for his quick recovery with no complications," Baker said in a press release obtained by KDKA.
"We'll work with him to make sure he's honored as an enshrinee the way he should be - and that's mindful of others in the centennial class, fans, and everyone else in attendance. He had an incredible football career and will have an equally incredible career as a Hall of Famer."
Polamalu played 12 years in the NFL, all with the Steelers. He won two Super Bowls with the club. Polamalu also made eight Pro Bowls and was named the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year.