WATCH: Ezekiel Elliott Voices COVID-19 Concerns In NFL
FRISCO - Ezekiel Elliott says he feels "good'' as he deals with the aftereffects of COVID-19 while also voicing concerns about the NFL moving forward during the pandemic.
"I got Corona(virus) and it really didn’t affect me much,'' the Dallas Cowboys star running back said on Twitch (video courtesy of Twitch) on Wednesday. "But a lot of people have kids, they may have kids with asthma, their parents or grandparents may live with them. ... "I do hope we have a season. But it has to be right."
Elliott having tested positive for the virus brings the dangers closer to home for Cowboys Nation. While he personally is doing fine - a note he offered while on Twitch when questions from fans came up - there are no guarantees regarding the safety of players as the NFL pushes forward with a plan to play the 2020 season in some capacity.
Elliott detailed that he experienced “one or two days” during which he felt the symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough and some bouts with shortness of breath. He also said that as he recovers, he is experiencing some limitations, highlighted by the fact that he still cannot work out.
Elliott, a Pro Bowl running back and two-time NFL rushing champion, will be a centerpiece of a Cowboys team that under new coach Mike McCarthy hopes to return to the playoffs in a 2020 NFL season that - if it happens - will obviously be unlike any other before it. That's already included the essentially elimination of true offseason programs and training camps to be held at home ... if they are held at all.