Source — Patriots QB Cam Newton asymptomatic for coronavirus as of Monday – ESPN

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, who tested positive for COVID-19, was asymptomatic as of Monday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

That means Newton could be cleared to return in five days since his first positive test if he continues not to exhibit any symptoms, has two negative tests 24 hours apart within those five days, and is cleared by the team doctor.

It’s conceivable Newton could return to practice by Thursday.

Before leaving Kansas City on Monday, the Patriots took PCR tests, which all came back negative, a source told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Newton remains the only Patriot to have tested positive.

Newton reportedly tested positive Friday and did not play in Monday night’s 26-10 loss to the Chiefs — a game that was postponed a day after his diagnosis.

The Patriots play host to the Denver Broncos at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday.

Newton being asymptomatic was first reported by Fox Sports.

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