HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Texans announced the temporary closing down of its facility after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Houston Chronicle reported that backup offensive guard, Max Scharping, was the player infected. In a statement released from team officials, they spoke on the issue by saying:
“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 the highest priority.”
The Texans are set to go against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 8.