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Gandy-Golden cleared after testing positive for COVID-19

Antonio Gandy-Golden realized the dream of being drafted by an NFL team in April, but it didn't come without a serious obstacle.

Gandy-Golden tested positive for COVID-19 in late March and was forced to self-quarantine while dealing with symptoms, which were mild, the receiver said in a statement.

"During my pre-draft training, I tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24," Gandy-Golden said in the statement released by his agent. "My symptoms thankfully were mild, but I self-quarantined for two weeks and followed all guidelines from health experts. I was fully cleared April 7. I feel 100% now and can't wait to get on the field for the Redskins ASAP!"

The Redskins selected the 6-foot-4 Liberty receiver in the fourth round of April's draft. Gandy-Golden is the latest professional athlete to be infected by the coronavirus, joining Broncos star Von Miller and Rams center Brian Allen among the NFL players to publicly reveal a positive diagnosis for COVID-19.

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