Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February 2020, and he’ll be enshrined in the Hall one way or the other in about a week. He just may not be able to be there for the ceremony, after announcing Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
“Thank God I feel great and family are well,” Polamalu announced on social media. “I’m working with the HOF to ensure we abide by all protocols to make it to Canton in time for all the festivities.”
The Hall also commented on the situation, expressing disappointment for Polamalu. The Hall said it is working with health officials to determine whether he could be cleared to travel to Canton.
The enshrinement ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 7.
Polamalu, a four-time first-team All-Pro and 2010 AP Defensive Player of the Year, totaled 32 interceptions and 783 tackles in a 12-year career. He retired following the 2014 season and was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.