DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Barry Sanders during the Pro Football Hall of Fame half time show during the Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions game at Ford Field on October 18, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Barry Sanders, one of the Detroit Lions’ biggest former stars, announced Friday (Aug. 20) that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a post on Twitter, Sanders stated that he is fully vaccinated and free from symptoms right now.

Sanders added that he is “staying in” until he gets the green light from his doctors to return to normal activities. View his tweet below.

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