Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is "doing well" after testing positive for COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus, the team announced Thursday.
The Broncos released the following statement:
"After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has tested positive for COVID-19. Von has elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that anyone can be afflicted with coronavirus.
"Von is doing well and recovering at home in self-isolation. He remains under the care of team doctors, who are following all coronavirus treatment procedures to ensure a safe environment for Von and our community.
"Von is the first member of the Broncos' organization known to have tested positive for COVID-19."
The news was first reported by NFL insider Ian Rapoport, who said Miller was in "good spirits" following his diagnosis.
NFL star and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller has a confirmed case of COVID-19, his agent @JobyBranion of @VanguardSG tells me. The #Broncos star is at home resting and in good spirits. He plans to speak publicly tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 16, 2020
Miller is entering his 10th season with the Broncos. He is an eight-time pro bowler and the MVP of Super Bowl 50. Miller is the second player to be publicly diagnosed with COVID-19. Rams center Brian Allen was reported to have Coronavirus earlier in the week.