Elliott, speaking on a Twitch feed, said he had shortness of breath and a cough for a couple of days.
“Now, I’d say I feel good,” he said.
Elliott said he believed that if he were tested again, the result would come back negative. However, he said he decided to give it a few more days.
The three-time Pro Bowler was perhaps the most high-profile NFL player to reveal that he had the coronavirus. As cases of positive tests for the virus mount, the 24-year-old said he was concerned about the safety of players, with the NFL preparing for a return to training camps in July amid the pandemic.
“I just feel like there’s a lot of moving parts that have to be figured out,” Elliott said. “I just don’t know how they can keep the players [healthy]. You gotta put the health of the players first.
“And it’s not even so much, I would say, the players’ health — because I got corona, and it really didn’t affect me much. But a lot of people have kids — they may have kids with asthma; they may have newborn babies; their parents or grandparents may live with them. … We have to find ways to make sure that players and their families — and the coaches also and their families — aren’t put at risk.”
Texas, like Florida and Arizona, has seen a sharp spike in positive tests for COVID-19, with Gov. Greg Abbott saying Wednesday that the state is in the midst of a “massive outbreak.”
Against that backdrop, Elliott made it clear that the safety of the players and staff and their families is his primary concern.
“Hey, I hope we play,” he said. “I wanna let you guys know: I do hope that we have a season. But it has to be right. It has to — we gotta put the health of the players and the coaches and the support staff first. I think that’s important.”