Giants’ Will Hernandez tests positive for COVID-19

Barry Werner
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The New York Giants were hit with their first positive COVID-19 test as it was revealed Thursday offensive lineman Will Hernandez has coronavirus.

Per NFL.com:

The team announced Thursday morning that a player tested positive for COVID-19 and that the player and his close contacts are not in the building while the rest of the team preps for Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Late last night, we were notified that a Giants player tested positive for COVID-19,” the Giants said in a statement. “The player was immediately self-isolated, and the contact tracing process was initiated. All of the player’s close contacts were identified and were informed to remain home today. Those individuals will participate in meetings remotely. We are working closely with the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer regarding next protocol steps.

A total of eight Giants players and two coaches — outside linebackers coach Bret Bielema and defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson — are in quarantine. All but four of the Giants’ offensive linemen are currently in isolation.

The Giants are scheduled to play host to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8 on Monday night.