(Reuters) – The Cleveland Browns’ preparations for their pivotal regular-season finale took another hit as the team said on Thursday they closed their practice facility for a second consecutive day after two more players tested positive for COVID-19.
The Browns, who can clinch their first playoff berth in 17 years with a win over the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, said they will continue to work remotely while following the league’s protocols.
“The Cleveland Browns were informed of two additional positive COVID-19 test results among our players this morning,” the team said in a statement.
“The Browns facility is currently closed while contact tracing is conducted to identify any high-risk close contacts.”
The Browns have been dealing with coronavirus issues since Saturday and were without their top four wide receivers for last Sunday’s game as they were considered high-risk close contacts with another player who had tested positive.