Eagles coach Sirianni to miss Week 16 game after positive COVID-19 test

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has tested positive for COVID-19 and is set to miss their Week 16 clash with the New York Giants.

The Eagles announced that Sirianni returned a positive test on Wednesday after he self-reported symptoms earlier that day.

Sirianni had been on the sidelines on Tuesday as the Eagles won 27-17 over the Washington Football Team.

"I wasn’t feeling great this morning when I woke up and just got tested and obviously we are where we are right now,” Sirianni said during a virtual news conference. "Feeling OK, feeling a little better now."

Sirianni was not the only NFL head coach to test positive on Wednesday, with the New York Jets confirming the same for Robert Saleh, while Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton both returned positive tests last week.

If Sirianni is not cleared from the NFL's protocols by Sunday's game, passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo will act as head coach.

Sirianni has guided the Eagles to a 7-7 record in his first season in charge, with the side in playoffs contention.

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