Troy Polamalu says he examined optimistic for COVID-19 previous to inducting into the Corridor of Fame – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Troy Polamalu said he tested positive for COVID-19.
In a Twitter post on Friday night, the legend of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he “recently” tested positive.
“Thank goodness I feel great and the family is fine. I am working with the HOF to ensure that we adhere to all protocols in order to be in Canton on time for all celebrations, ”he said in the tweet.
I recently tested positive for Covid-19. Thank goodness I feel great and the family is fine. I work with the HOF to ensure that we adhere to all protocols in order to be in Canton on time for all celebrations …
– Troy Polamalu (@tpolamalu) July 30, 2021
Polamalu will be in Ohio this coming weekend to celebrate its Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. He is a member of the Centennial Class of 2020.
The Hall of Fame said Polamalu is working with health officials to “determine if he can travel to Canton in time for his August 7 inauguration”.
“We are disappointed for Troy at the moment and we are praying for his speedy recovery without complications,” said David Baker, President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in a press release. “We will work with him to ensure that he is honored as a suitor as he should be – and that goes for others in the Centennial Class, fans and everyone else in attendance. He had an incredible football career and will have an equally incredible career as a Hall of Famer. “
In 12 seasons between 2003 and 2014, Polamalu collected 770 tackles, 12 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and an astonishing 32 interceptions – all as a Steeler. He was also a member of the Steelers teams that won Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII.