Texans close facility after player tests positive for COVID-19


HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- A Texans player has tested positive for COVID-19, leading the team to close its facility for deep cleaning.

The Texans learned late Tuesday night of a player's positive test result, and the player was immediately self-isolated.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, the Texans said their infection control officer, who is medical director Geoff Kaplan, and other members of the infection response team is working with the NFL to perform contact tracing.

"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 statement says.

The Texans (1-6) are in their bye week and scheduled to play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 8.