The Morning Links: January 5 Edition

It’s hump day! Here are your morning links to all the Philadelphia sports news for Wednesday , January 5.

Let’s Go:

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Provorov’s Streak Ends Due to COVID-19

Damn COVID-19!

The Flyers, like the rest of the world, are dealing with issues related to COVID-19 and it just cost defenseman Ivan Provorov his perfect attendance. Provorov, along with captain Claude Giroux, was placed on the Flyers/NHL COVID-19 protocol list.

Both will miss tonight’s game against Anaheim. For Provorov, this marks the first time in his six year career that he has missed a game.

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COVID-19 Outbreaks Hits the NovaCare Complex, “Dozens” of Eagles Players Test Positive

The Philadelphia Eagles have been realitvely lucky when it comes to COVID-19 and the disruption it can cause within a football organization. Well, lady luck just ran out. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo are reporting that “dozens” of Eagles players have tested positive for COVID-19 including Fletcher Cox, Jason Kelce, and Dallas Goedert. There’s an outside chance that they could return fo Saturday’s game against Dallas.

Pelissero notes that vaccinated players are only tested if they’re symptomatic or volunteer for testing.  The NFL has begun to test more players on Monday’s to allow the 5-day clock to start.  Once a player tests postivie they’re not tested again.  

This could all be null and void, the playoff bound Eagles are in the unique position where they might be able to sit many starters against Dallas.  

The complete list of players:

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