LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) In the season premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Chargers ‘ head coach, and Anthony Lynn and it turned out that he was engaged COVID-19-during the off-season.
In the first few minutes of the episode, the 51-year-old trainer, passed on to his players, during a conference call that he had been diagnosed with the disease.
“I can’t promise you, you won’t get infected, and I contracted the disease,” said Lynn.
Lynn, who is beginning his fourth year as the head coach of the Chargers will not go into detail on the diagnostics, but he warned his players to take it seriously.
“I’ve talked to a few people who say they get sick from this virus. What the hell is that supposed to mean? Let me tell you something, you ain’t promised next year, you ain’t promised tomorrow”.
“What I want to do is this: I would like to limit your risk. And then, when the whistle blows, let’s go kick somebody in the a– and the play of the game of football. One team is doing better than the other, the 31st, let me tell you, it is just as well for us. Be ready for the chaos, embrace it.”
The Chargers are scheduled to kick off the season Sept. 13 on the road against the Bengals. They are one of only three teams to have players opt-out of the upcoming season due to the corona virus a pandemic. In their first home game at the new $5 billion on social security, the Stadium in los angeles, which will be shared with the Rams, is scheduled for Sept. 20. No fans will be present.
“Guys, this year is not like any other year there will be in the NFL,” Lynn says in the episode. “It would be a disaster, it will have to change, and it will come up each and every day.”