The major sports leagues in the United States and Canada are struggling to contain the explosion of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and fans look forward to a holiday season marked by mess.
The NFL (American football), the NHL (ice hockey) and the NBA (basketball) have been experiencing outbreaks of positive cases for three days, and more infections are expected this Thursday (16), prompting players to enter health protocols. is forced to do. Against Covid-19 and postponement of the Games.
There is no indication yet that matches will be postponed during the holidays, but with the coronavirus spreading rapidly through locker rooms, fans may not be able to watch their favorite players this holiday season.
Despite nearly 100 players entering COVID-19 protocols this week, the NFL has not postponed any games and has no plans to limit stadium capacity.
With 10 games already postponed, the NHL was facing the prospect of more schedule issues this Thursday.
On Monday, the NBA postponed its first game of the season after 10 Chicago Bulls players and officials were placed under health and safety protocols that required a two-game postponement.
* With additional reporting by Frank Pingue.