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Alvin Kamara tests positive for coronavirus, likely out for Sunday's game

According to Underhill, Kamara is waiting on the results of a second COVID-19 test. He does not appear to have any symptoms.
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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) breaks free past Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27), outside linebacker Eric Wilson (50) and defensive end D.J. Wonnum (98) on a 40 year touchdown carry in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

NEW ORLEANS — Star running back Alvin Kamara has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a pair of Saints insiders. 

Nick Underhill, who covers the Saints, first tweeted the news about Kamara Friday. 

According to Underhill, Kamara is waiting on the results of a second COVID-19 test. He does not appear to have any symptoms.

Shortly after, ESPN writer Adam Schefter confirmed that Kamara had received a second positive test. 

Kamara will likely miss Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, and his post-season plan is also in doubt. 

If the Saints don't get a bye-week for the first round of playoffs, Kamara could also miss their first playoff game as well. 

It's the second piece of bad news to hit Alvin Kamara Friday. Earlier in the day, the NFL announced they would fine him $5,000 for wearing Christmas-themed green and red cleats during the Christmas Day game against the Minnesota Vikings. 

During that game, Kamara scored six touchdowns -- tying a league record -- and led the Saints to victory. 

At the time, he said he was expecting the fine for his cleats because of the NFL's strict dress policy, but said he would match the fine and donate it to charity. 

“Oh, they’re probably going to fine me,” Kamara said shrugging after the game on Christmas Day. “If they fine me, whatever it is, I’ll just match it and donate it to charity. You know that the Grinch always tries to steal Christmas.”

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