Texans close facility after positive Covid test

Houston Texans linebacker Jacob Martin is going on the COVID-19 reserve list after testing positive; Indianapolis Colts staff member tests positive, meaning team meetings will be held virtually, although team practice will still take place on Thursday

Last Updated: 05/11/20 3:46pm

The Houston Texans have closed their team facility on Thursday
The Houston Texans have closed their team facility on Thursday

The Houston Texans have closed their facility after linebacker Jacob Martin tested positive for Covid-19, the team announced on Thursday.

The Texans, who are scheduled to play at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, said they were informed of the positive test on Wednesday evening and that the unnamed individual immediately self-isolated while contact tracing had begun.

“We were informed last night that a Texans player has tested positive for COVID-19,” the team said in a statement. “In consultation with the NFL and medical experts, we have made the decision to close the facility and conduct all operations virtually today.

“The player immediately self-isolated and contact tracing has begun. We will follow the NFL’s intensive protocols and guidance regarding the team’s operations. The health and safety of our team, as well as our entire staff, are of highest priority.”

The Indianapolis Colts are also dealing with a coronavirus case in their building, with the team announcing that a staff member had tested positive.

The Colts, who host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, will still hold a practice on Thursday as planned, but any meetings will be held virtually.

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Source : Sky Sports