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Texans close facility after player tests positive for COVID-19

Liz Roscher
·1-min read

The Houston Texans announced on Wednesday that they’re closing their team facility after a player tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday night.

The player who tested positive has not identified himself, and the Texans did not release his name. All other players are being tested.

The timing of this is somewhat fortunate for the Texans, as they’re on a bye and aren’t scheduled to play a game in Week 8. If they had been, it’s possible that the game could have been postponed depending on the results of contact tracing and further testing.

This unnamed player is the first Texans player to test positive for COVID-19 this season. The team had a batch of false positives at the end of September that did not end up impacting its schedule.

Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; A general view of a Houston Texans helmet during the AFC Divisional Round playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
The Texans are closing their facility after a player tested positive for COVID-19. (Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

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