Chiefs barber tested positive for COVID just days before Super Bowl and they found out while he was giving a player a haircut

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  • A barber set to cut the hair of several Chiefs players tested positive for COVID.
  • The barber was in the middle of a haircut when the team got the news.
  • Two players were deemed close contacts but will be eligible to play if they continue to test negative.
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The Kansas City Chiefs avoided disaster over the weekend after a barber set to give several players haircuts got a positive COVID-19 test result while in the middle of a cut.

According to ESPN, Chiefs backup centre Daniel Kilgore was in the chair when the news came through. Both Kilgore and the barber were wearing masks, and since Kilgore was deemed a close contact, the barber finished his cut.

Kilgore and wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson were designated as close contacts and placed on the COVID-19 list. As long as both players continue to test negative throughout the week, they will be eligible to play in the Super Bowl.

Things could have been much worse for the Chiefs, who had 20 players and staff members, including superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, in line for a haircut when the positive test result came back.

Thankfully, the Chiefs were spared any deeper hits to their roster, and hopefully, with a continued string of negative tests from Kilgore and Robinson, they will be at full strength heading into Super Bowl Sunday.

Still, Kilgore decided to have a bit of fun with the incident on Twitter.

Super Bowl LV kicks off Sunday between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. Hopefully, the rest of the Chiefs can get a safe haircut to look camera-ready between now and then.

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