Cardinals S Budda Baker on Instagram: ‘COVID 1 Budda 0’

Jun 16, 2021, 11:44 AM | Updated: 12:50 pm

Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker on Wednesday revealed on Instagram that he might have caught COVID-19.

The All-Pro reposted a story of soup on the stove, as well as a collection of items that one might consume when they’ve come down with a bug.

With that, Baker wrote: “COVID 1 Budda 0”.

That accompanied an emoji face with a thermometer and another with a mask on.

The Cardinals already went through their mandatory minicamp last week, so Baker’s illness should not impact the team. The safety likely won’t miss out on any full-team gathering with training camp set to start in nearly two months.

The Arizona Republic’s Katherine Fitzgerald reports no close contacts on the Cardinals were identified.

Baker’s Instagram post comes on the same day that the news broke of Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul testing positive for coronavirus. Paul, according to Arizona Sports’ John Gambadoro, was vaccinated but still tested positive.

The Suns confirmed Paul was in health and safety protocols, and his status for the Western Conference Finals series against the winner between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers is up in the air. That series would begin either Sunday or Tuesday, depending on if that semifinals matchup goes seven games.

The team added that it would provide an update on Paul this Saturday.

Presented By
Western Governors University

Arizona Cardinals

Kei'Trel Clark at practice...

Tyler Drake

Kei’Trel Clark ‘grateful’ for benching that made him better player, person

Arizona Cardinals rookie cornerback Kei'Trel Clark views his recent benching as anything but a negative. Instead, he's better for it.

10 hours ago

Trey McBride and Zach Ertz chat midgame...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ waiving of Zach Ertz a product of Trey McBride’s emergence, outside interest

Trey McBride's upped play wasn't the only factor that went into the Cardinals' decision to waive TE Zach Ertz this week.

12 hours ago

Michael Wilson and Marco Wilson...

Arizona Sports

Cardinals-Steelers injury report: Arizona’s Michael Wilson, 2 others out

The Arizona Cardinals will be without wide receiver Michael Wilson and cornerbacks Starling Thomas and Antonio Hamilton against the Steelers.

16 hours ago

James Conner runs the rock...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ James Conner on his return to Pittsburgh: ‘Just going to be me’

James Conner returns to his old stomping grounds in this week when the Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

1 day ago

Kyler Murray...

Dan Bickley

Cardinals have shown commitment to Kyler Murray so far, but what comes next?

What is real and what isn't surrounding Kyler Murray's future? Is the plan to give him the benefit of the doubt and another full offseason?

1 day ago

Presented By...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: The Lo Down: Are the Arizona Cardinals’ play calls the reason for Kyler Murray’s struggles?

As Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray continues to struggle on the field, guest Lorenzo Alexander ponders the reasons for the disconnect with Ron Wolfley and Luke Lapinski. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports Presented By

2 days ago

Cardinals S Budda Baker on Instagram: ‘COVID 1 Budda 0’