DENVER — Broncos star Von Miller has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report.

Miller was said to be "in good spirits" while resting at his home in the Denver area, the NFL Network reported Thursday. The Super Bowl 50 MVP is the first known Broncos player to test positive for the coronavirus.

Miller is 31 and asthmatic. He's entering his 10th season with the Broncos and is expected to speak publicly about his situation Friday.

Earlier Thursday, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said of the three Avs players who tested positive for the coronavirus, "All of those guys have been feeling better for quite some time now." 

The Denver Broncos released the following statement on Thursday: 

"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."


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-Avs' coach Bednar says players 'doing well' after testing positive for coronavirus

-Agent: NFL star Von Miller has COVID-19, is in good spirits

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(Contact Gazette sports columnist Paul Klee at paul.klee@gazette.com or on Twitter at @bypaulklee.)

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