Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, is back in practice after testing positive for a viral infection.
It has emerged that Rodgers passed a nasal swab at Packers headquarters on Tuesday and followed up with a blood test on Wednesday. He was seen on Thursday morning throwing passes during practice.
Media reports that Rodgers had tested positive for a virus have been confirmed by the NFL.
The Packers have lost both of their away games so far this season to improve to 3-3-1.
If he is still healthy enough to play when the Packers visit the Carolina Panthers in Week 11, he would then lead the team in their key home game against the New England Patriots – who defeated the Packers in their own stadium in Week Three.
The Aaron Rodgers virus is a type of viral infection caused by viral infections and meningitis.
It is able to affect a wide variety of bodily systems, and an individual is at risk of developing symptoms including fever, headache, fatigue, sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting.
The virus does not normally cause long-term problems and people are typically able to return to a normal life a few days later, but symptoms such as fever and headache can last longer, particularly for children and the elderly.