Four of five NY Giants offensive linemen were sent home to isolate after a player tested positive for COVID-19
The NY Giants had their first player test positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by the team Thursday.
According to the Giants, the team learned of the positive test on Wednesday night, and the player has since been isolating.
Here is the full statement released by the Giants Thursday morning:
"Late last night, we were notified that a Giants player tested positive for COVID-19. The player was immediately self-isolated, and the contact tracing process was initiated.All of the player’s close contacts were identified and were informed to remain home today. Those individuals will participate in meetings remotely. We are working closely with the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer regarding next protocol steps.Quest Diagnostics Training Center will remain open, and the rest of the team will follow their normal practice and meeting schedule."
NFL Network reports that it was an offensive lineman who tested positive, and the Giants have quarantined all but four linemen.
The Giants are scheduled to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night at MetLife Stadium, and to practice on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ahead of the Week 7 contest.
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