Another day, another NFL franchise closing its facility due to a positive coronavirus test.
This time, the Denver Broncos announced the team would conduct virtual meetings and postpone Friday's practice after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The player, along with two others determined to be close contacts, are self-isolating.
The Broncos said the plan is to hold practice Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Two weeks ago, Broncos running back coach Curtis Modkins tested positive for COVID-19 a day before the team was scheduled to depart to play the New England Patriots. He did not accompany the team on the trip and was said to not be experiencing symptoms.
A Denver Broncos helmet on the ground before the game against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. (Photo: Isaiah J. Downing, USA TODAY Sports)
On Thursday, the New York Giants placed offensive lineman Will Hernandez on the COVID-19 list.
The U.S. added 90,456 coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, a record high for COVID-19 cases in one day.
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