After months of sports season suspensions, professional leagues are trying to figure out how to kick things back into gear.
Teams are beginning to reopen their practice facilities for individual players to train. Leagues are in talks to resume their seasons, albeit under very different circumstances. And while sports are unlikely to look the same for a while, it appears that things are moving along.
Here’s where each of the leagues stand on reopening.
A parking lot is nearly empty in front of the Indianapolis Colts training facility on May 19 in Indianapolis. Coaching staffs and all players except those undergoing injury rehabilitation are barred from the facilities in the first phase of the league’s plan.
— The NFL held a two-hour league virtual meeting on May 19. Among the topics discussed were health and safety — including the opening of NFL training facilities, which some teams have done.
— NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills was asked on a conference call with reporters following the meeting about a potential date on when players could return for mini camps. Sills said the league was “not putting dates on the calendar at this point” because testing availability and reliability was not yet at a satisfactory level.