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Broncos star Von Miller tests positive for COVID-19, source confirms

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 19:47:05-04

DENVER — Broncos star Von Miller has tested positive for COVID-19, a source confirmed to Denver7 on Thursday.

Miller is resting comfortably at his home in Colorado and in good spirits as he navigates the illness. He was tested this week after not feeling well. People familiar with his situation credit Miller for meeting with team doctors quickly after symptoms surfaced. Miller made the decision to come forward and reveal his illness. A person who has spoken with Miller told Denver7 the All-Pro linebacker wanted people to know the virus doesn't discriminate and that he hopes to help others by being transparent.

Miller has battled asthma and allergies since he was a child, which is part of the reason he consulted with Broncos doctors once he started feeling unwell.

The Broncos confirmed Miller’s positive test Thursday afternoon in a statement and said he is doing well and is the first member of the Broncos organization known to have tested positive for the virus.

"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.

"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.

"Von is the first member of the Broncos' organization known to have tested positive for COVID-19."

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported the news, confirming Miller's positive test through his agent.