Mike Greenberg Mike Greenberg in 2017. (Getty Images.)

It’s never a great time to test positive for COVID but when you do as much as Mike Greenberg does on-the-air at ESPN, it’s especially difficult. Nevertheless, if it happens, there’s nothing you can really do but take off and recuperate and that’s just what Greeny is doing.

In a Twitter post Sunday morning, Greenberg revealed he tested positive for COVID and was experiencing “very manageable symptoms.” Greeny said that he’ll be back on the air Friday.

This means there has to be some shuffling at ESPN this week. There has already been a variety of guest hosts on Greeny due to the holiday period so unless Greenberg works remotely, that probably will just be extended into this week while Ryan Smith took over hosting duties on Get Up on Monday.

Greeny isn’t the only high-profile ESPN talent to come down with COVID. A week-and-a-half ago, Stephen A. Smith revealed he had COVID but was able to remotely jump on First Take and roast the Brooklyn Nets.

Here’s hoping Greeny gets healthy and gets back on the air as soon as possible.

About Phillip Bupp

Producer/editor of the Awful Announcing Podcast and Short and to the Point. News editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. Highlight consultant for Major League Soccer as well as a freelance writer for hire. Opinions are my own but feel free to agree with them.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @phillipbupp