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Denver Broncos Linebacker Von Miller Has Coronavirus

(CBS4) - Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has the coronavirus, the team confirmed.

"After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has tested positive for COVID-19. Von has elected to share his diagnosis publicly to emphasize that anyone can be afflicted with coronavirus," team officials stated.

"Von is doing well and recovering at home in self-isolation. He remains under the care of team doctors, who are following all coronavirus treatment procedures to ensure a safe environment for Von and our community."

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Linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos stands on the field during warmups before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on Dec. 1, 2019. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Miller is the first member of the Broncos' organization known to have tested positive for COVID-19. No information was released about how or when Miller contracted the virus.

Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network said Miller plans to speak publicly on Friday.

Earlier this month, Miller said he had been spending part of each day working out in his home gym after cutting short his offseason training program in northern California because of the stay-at-home orders during the pandemic.

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Miller is the second active NFL player to confirm a positive test. Rams center Brian Allen was the first. Allen tested positive on Wednesday.

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