Thus I present this news to you:
Anthony Rizzo tested positive for Covid, Aaron Boone said. He is on the IL.— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 8, 2021
Here’s more information:
Anthony Rizzo's symptoms seem light right now, per Aaron Boone. Achy, etc. He tested positive after Sat's game. In June, Rizzo said he was unvaccinated and "taking some more time to see the data in all of it." Boone didn't say whether or not Rizzo had been vaccinated since then.— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 8, 2021
Usually, a positive test means at least 10 days on the COVID-19 list, though it could be more depending on symptoms. In Rizzo’s case it will be 10 days:
If the person is vaccinated, they can return in fewer than 10 days if they are asymptomatic and test negative two days in a row. If a person is unvaccinated, it's 10 days. But also: Sometimes it just takes 10+ days for a vaccinated person to be cleared for return. https://t.co/7n6aHnZdLr— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 8, 2021
Also, this seems important, and as always, we await developments:
Get well soon, Anthony. All the best to you.
Lastly, regarding the popular former Cub:
Unfortunately, the Yankees play the White Sox in Chicago next weekend. Guessing a lot of Cubs fans would have wanted to see Anthony Rizzo for that series. Bummer timing.— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 8, 2021
One final note: I have written this article because it is important news regarding someone who is important to Cubs fans.
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