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Gilmore shares encouraging message on Instagram: 'Ready to be back in action'

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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is looking forward to getting back on the football field.

Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19 last week and said in a statement shortly after that he was asymptomatic at the time.

The 30-year-old veteran shared an encouraging message Monday afternoon on his Instagram page, saying he's "ready to be back in action."

Check out Gilmore's post in the tweet below:

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year Award winner is one of four Patriots players who have been placed on the COVID-19/reserve list over the last two weeks, along with quarterback Cam Newton, defensive tackle Byron Cowart and practice squad defensive lineman Bill Murray.

The Patriots have had their Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos rescheduled twice after positive COVID-19 tests. The matchup currently is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET.