New York Giants player tests positive for COVID-19; two staffers IDed as close contacts


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The New York Giants had a player test positive Monday night for COVID-19. He was immediately self-isolated and contract tracing was initiated.

Two staff members were identified as close contacts and were told to stay home.

The Giants (3-7) are on their bye week. They are currently riding a two-game winning streak and play next on Nov. 29 in Cincinnati.

Players will now work remotely Tuesday and Wednesday before having the rest of the week off. The Quest Diagnostics Training Center will only be open to staff.

The Giants say they are working closely with the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer regarding next protocol steps.

This is the second Giants player in recent weeks to test positive for COVID-19. Guard Will Hernandez missed two games. He returned to the team last week and was brought back slowly.

A good chunk of the offensive line was considered close contacts from Hernandez’s positive test. The Giants had to practice one day that week without most of its line. Tight end Eric Tomlinson had to play right tackle in order to fill out the line.

Source : ESPN