Texans player tests positive for COVID-19

HOUSTON – A Houston Texans player has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for the team said Wednesday.

The Texans released a statement saying the player has been isolated and contract-tracing is being performed.

The team’s facility will be closed to players for deep cleaning Wednesday and the team said they are in close consultation with doctors, specialists and the NFL.

Read the full statement below:

“Late last night, we received notice that a Texans player tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with NFL protocols, the player immediately self-isolated and our Infection Control Officer and other members of the Infection Response Team began working with the NFL to perform contact tracing. Our facility will be closed today to players for deep cleaning. We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled bye week operations. The health and safety of our team, as well as our entire staff, are of highest priority.”

While the team did not officially release the name of the player, they put offensive guard Max Scharping on the reserve COVID-19 list on Wednesday.

Houston (1-6) does not play again until Nov. 8 at Jacksonville.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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