Bucs coach Arians isolates after COVID-19 positive test

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  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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  • Bruce Arians
    Bruce Arians
    American football player and coach
  • Harold Goodwin
    American football coach

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has tested positive for COVID-19, the NFL team announced on Tuesday.

The Bucs, who face the New York Jets on Sunday, will have Arians' assistant Harold Goodwin in temporary charge while he is away from the team.

Arians, the former Arizona Cardinals head coach, said he had experienced "mild symptoms" of coronavirus.

The 69-year-old led the Bucs to Super Bowl glory in February, when his team beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the showpiece game, staged in Tampa Bay.

They are 11-4 this season and heading to the playoffs again ahead of their clash with the 4-11 Jets.

Arians said: "I tested positive for COVID-19 this morning but have only experienced mild symptoms to this point.

"Harold Goodwin will take over my duties during my absence. I have complete confidence in him and the rest of our coaching staff to prepare the team for this week's game against the Jets.

"I look forward to rejoining the team and being back in the facility as soon as I can test back in."

The Bucs, who have five players sidelined due to COVID-19, said on their website that Arians was isolating at his home.

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