Dodgers’ Justin Turner tests positive for the coronavirus

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has tested positive for the coronavirus. Turner was informed late in Game 6 of the World Series.

He played against the Rays, before being removed. The Dodgers went on to clinch the World Series in Game 6 over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Coronavirus (Photo by Glen Carrie/Unsplash)

Turner reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday but the team was not informed of the news until Tuesday.

“Thanks to everyone reaching out!,” Turner said on Twitter. “I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. Can’t believe I couldn’t be out there to celebrate with my guys! So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA #WorldSeriesChamps.” 

His first positive test reportedly came back positive in the second inning. Then, his test from Tuesday when was expedited, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, to ensure that there was no false positive, as has happened to people around the world, including with sports.

Nick Saban is the last notable athlete or coach to have a false positive. Matthew Stafford and Josh Allen also dealt with false positives this past summer. 

After being informed, he later returned to the field to celebrate with the World Series trophy, along with his wife Kourtney Turner. He was wearing a mask at some points and sometimes it wasn’t covering his mouth. 

The Dodgers are doing contact tracing and rapid testing after Turner’s positive test.

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