NFL star Aaron Rodgers gets norovirus cleared up after missing game

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was reported to have tested positive for the virus norovirus in a situation that the team says has now been cleared up. Both Fox Sports and a Wall…

NFL star Aaron Rodgers gets norovirus cleared up after missing game

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was reported to have tested positive for the virus norovirus in a situation that the team says has now been cleared up.

Both Fox Sports and a Wall Street Journal report Rodgers will not miss any action after getting ill with the virus earlier this month.

Rodgers did miss Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles which Green Bay won 16-0 to clinch the NFC North title.

The NFL revealed earlier this week that the league’s players receive annual vaccine for norovirus, following a letter to all 31 team-owners from the league itself.

“The recent letter informed us of a recommendation of an annual multi-vitamin and vaccine regimen, and our players have been provided this information over the years,” Green Bay vice president of communications Brett Miller told FOX Sports.

“With that being said, we did not receive any indication from the league of any particular protocols or tests that would have revealed a positive result for norovirus, so we are grateful for the service of our medical staff.”

The virus comes from contaminated food or water and can cause gastrointestinal illness that may be short term, or can turn more serious over a longer period of time.

In one of the most notorious outbreaks in recent memory, millions of sick people were exposed to the norovirus during the 2000 Golden Corral outbreak, which occurred between mid-August and October during the NFL season.

At least 20 people in Utah, California, Colorado, Utah and Nevada were diagnosed with norovirus at Golden Corral restaurants, where restaurant guests got sick with the sickness.

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