Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes says he is currently sleeping in a separate bedroom from his pregnant fiancée because of his teams’ COVID-19 outbreak. The Super Bowl champion says he understands the gravity of the situation and wants to take every precaution necessary.
“It’s something I think about every day,” Mahomes explained. “You have to think about that with her being pregnant and kind of that high-risk category.”
Recently, Mahomes and his fiancée, Brittany Matthews, announced their pregnancy just weeks after getting engaged.
Mahomes caution comes after a teammate tested positive for the coronavirus. On Saturday, Kansas City’s practice squad quarterback, Jordan Ta’amu received positive test results. In fact, Ta’amu shares the same meeting rooms with Mahomes so they are often in close proximity to each other.
Therefore the Pro Bowl quarterback is being careful. He says he was so worried about how COVID may affect Brittany and the baby, he avoided her as much as possible around their house.
“When I went home over the weekend, I slept in a different bedroom and stayed away from her as much as possible,” said Mahomes.
The quarterback said he lightened those restrictions once his test results came back negative. But, he added the safety of his fiancée and their baby is always at the forefront of his mind.
“I just try to do my part just to kind of keep myself away from her and social distance whenever stuff like this arises,” Mahomes said.
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Unfortunately for the couple, they may have to spend some more time apart in their own home. On Monday night, Mahomes came in close contact with COVID-19-positive Patriots star Stephon Gilmore.
NFL cameras captured Gilmore and Mahomes hugging and sharing pleasantries after K.C.’s win over New England. On Wednesday, Mahomes said he regretted the actions.
“It was a little bit of a mental lapse,” he said.
However, Mahomes and the rest of his Chiefs teammates have tested negative despite the close contact.