CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns announced on Thanksgiving that at least a third player in less than a week has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The team’s facility was already closed as a result of another positive test result confirmed on Wednesday.
Here is the statement regarding Thursday’s coronavirus case.
Because of the timing and NFL policy, the two players that tested positive on Wednesday and Thursday are likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Later Thursday afternoon, the Browns announced DE Porter Gustin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
According to the Browns, “This reserve list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Per agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on player’s medical status other than referring to roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.”
The new infections come as Myles Garrett is set to miss his second-straight game due to a positive COVID-19 test after his result was announced on Nov. 20.
The 7-3 Cleveland Browns are scheduled to visit Jacksonville on Sunday to take on the 1-9 Jaguars.