The New York Giants are briefing their players on the Ebola virus in advance of the team’s trip to Dallas for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.
Giants team medical personnel were briefed on the disease and then provided information to the players via email this week, with instructions to contact team medical personnel with any questions they might have. There have been three confirmed cases of the disease in Dallas, but for the most part the Giants do not seem overly concerned.
“I’m not worried about myself or the team,” quarterback Eli Manning said. “With what we’re doing and where we’re staying, I think we’ll be fine.”
The team is well aware of the disease and has been following the national coverage, so it is a part of the players’ consciousness as they prepare for their road trip.
“I think guys might think twice if they were planning to bring their wives or their families with them on a trip like this, because why take a chance?” cornerback Prince Amukamara said. “But I think the team is doing a good job making sure we have all of the information we need.”