Updated March 18, 2020 - 8:36 am
Raiders linebacker Quentin Poling posted to Twitter on Tuesday evening that he fears he’s contracted coronavirus.
In a series of three tweets, Poling described feeling symptoms of the virus — including fluid in his lungs, a sore throat and a dry cough — after going to Spain. But when he went to a doctor, he was apparently told he was “too healthy” to be hospitalized and also was not tested for the virus.
In another tweet, Poling said that his doctor is sure he, his wife and young daughter are all infected with the virus. But they could not be tested in the state of Ohio because they are not considered “high risk.”
Cities and states all across America have been dealing with a shortage of tests for coronavirus. Ohio governor Mike DeWine has closed most public spaces in order to help limit the spread of the virus in the state, and postponed the primary election scheduled for Tuesday.
Originally entering the league as a Dolphins seventh-round pick in 2018, Poling landed on the Raiders practice squad in September 2019. He was elevated to the active roster on Nov. 7, but was waived and re-signed to the practice squad two days later. After spending most of December on the Falcons practice squad, the Raiders re-signed Poling to their roster in February.