The Houston Texans have been forced to shut down their team training facility on Wednesday after a player tested positive for COVID-19.
“Late last night, we received notice that a Texans player tested positive for COVID-19,” the Texans revealed in a statement. “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.”
The statement went on to add, “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.”
This is the first positive test for the team since the beginning of training camp. While the Texans did not officially identify which team member contracted the virus, the Houston Chronicle reported that 2nd round draft pick Aaron Wilson was the infected player. The publication also reports that he has been placed on the reserve-COVID list.
There is no word on his current condition.