Former St Kilda forward turned NFL punter Arryn Siposs tests positive for coronavirus
Former St Kilda forward Arryn Siposs has tested positive to coronavirus.
Siposs played 28 career games for the Saints before code-hopping to college football, where he now represents Detroit.
The punter is one of five players at his American college team to test positive for the deadly virus, despite not showing any symptoms.
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“When they told me this morning I was just like, ‘Oh, really”, Siposs told Detroit Free Press.
“They were like, ‘Unfortunately (yes).’ But as I said, we’ll move on and it won’t be a problem and everything should be fine in the coming days.”
The 27-year-old admitted he’s unsure how he contracted the coronavirus.
“I was actually speaking about it with my wife earlier today and I just, I don’t have any ideas,” he said.
“So it’s just one of those things that’s happened and unfortunately I can’t do much about it.
“But yeah, no symptoms, haven’t felt terrible or any headaches or coughs or anything like that so it was news to me when I found out.”
Siposs was taken with pick 75 in the 2010 national draft and went on to boot 22 goals in his 28 appearances between 2011 and 2015.
He received a rising star nomination in 2012 before eventually making the code switch to American football.
Siposs is on the Lions’ reserves list as a punter, and despite the virus scare, remains fully focused on cementing a spot in the NFL.
“(It was) Just obviously a bit of a surprise, but I don’t have any symptoms or anything like that so, yeah, I feel really good,” he said.
“It’s just one of those situations and we’ll be all good. Nothing to be concerned about. We’ll get re-tested again in the next few days and I’m sure we’ll be fine.”
Siposs will be tested three times in the coming week before being permitted to return to team training, if all test results are negative.