Raiders' Quentin Poling Tested for Coronavirus After Spain Trip

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2020

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 09: Quentin Poling #51 of the Miami Dolphins on defense in the fourth quarter during a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Hard Rock Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Quentin Poling was tested for the coronavirus Wednesday following a trip to Spain.

On Tuesday, he tweeted that he started to feel potential symptoms of the coronavirus but was unable to get tested because he was deemed "too healthy" to be hospitalized. He noted his doctor said there was a good chance he and his family were infected:

Despite the frustration he described, he was eventually able to get tested and will self-quarantine as he awaits the results:

While the World Health Organization has confirmed more than 207,000 people have been infected by the coronavirus and more than 8,600 have died as a result across the globe as of Wednesday, the lack of nationwide testing has led to frustration.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio even raised similar concerns when it was revealed four members of the Brooklyn Nets tested positive:

The coronavirus has impacted the sports world in a number of ways outside of the positive tests, as many seasons and marquee events were either suspended, postponed or outright canceled. The NBA's decision to suspend its season following the positive test of Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert preceded a number of similar moves from other leagues.

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As for Poling, he is still trying to find his footing in the NFL after the Miami Dolphins selected him with a seventh-round pick in the 2018 draft.