The franchise’s president and CEO Joe Ellis also contracted the virus according to the organization.
“John immediately left UCHealth Training Center on Monday morning (Nov. 2) after experiencing minor symptoms that he quickly brought to the attention of our medical staff,” the organization said in a tweet.
John Elway Is Experiencing Minor Symptoms Related to COVID-19
According to the organization, Ellis first began experiencing symptoms on Sunday (Nov. 1) and stayed home as a precaution. Elway began experiencing symptoms shortly after. The organization also confirmed both tested positive for the virus on Nov. 3.
“After not feeling 100 percent on Sunday morning, Joe promptly reported his symptoms to our medical team and watched Sunday’s game at home as a precaution,” they said in the statement. “He continued to work from home on Monday before receiving a positive test result this morning.”
“Other than mild symptoms, both Joe and John are doing well,” they continued. “They will continue to work from home in self-isolation and participate in virtual meetings while their health is monitored.”
According to the press release, the organization believes both cases originated independently outside of the team’s facilities. They also said coaches would be preparing for their upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons remotely.
“While our facilities are closed for Election Day, coaches are conducting their game preparations today remotely as a precaution,” the organization said. “Our organization will remain in communication with the NFL, making all decisions in consultation with the league and based on guidance from medical experts.”
Before he retired in 1999, Elway spent 16 years in the NFL playing for the Broncos. In 2011, he returned to the franchise that helped make him a star as their general manager.