Giants player tests positive for COVID-19

A Giants player has tested positive for COVID-19.

The team was notified of the positive test late Wednesday night. The player was immediately self-isolated and the contact tracing process was started. All of the close contacts of the player were identified and were informed to remain home on Thursday.

The Giants will be placing guard Will Hernandez on the COVID-19 reserve list and in total eight players and two coaches were told to stay home.

The Giants’ Quest Diagnostics Training Center will remain open and the rest of the team will follow the normal meeting and practice schedule. The Giants will be on the field Thursday afternoon for practice in advance of Monday night’s game against the Buccaneers.

The Giants in a statement said they are working closely with the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer regarding the next protocol steps.

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