Lions reinstate QB Stafford after ‘false-positive’ test

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not test positive for COVID-19 after all and was placed back on the active roster Tuesday.The veteran was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, but after further testing the team was confident he had received a false-positive result.According to the Lions, Stafford had tested negative twice before an apparent positive COVID-19 test. He then had three more tests after the positive and all three were negative.”To be clear, Matthew does NOT have COVID-19 and never has had COVID-19 and the test in question was a False-Positive,” the team said in a statement.In addition, all of Stafford’s family members were subject to COVID-19 testing and all results came back negative.Stafford, 32, was the second NFL quarterback to be reinstated Tuesday because of a false positive test following the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Gardner Minshew II.

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