LAST UPDATED ON 2020-11-16 17:18:08

Browns announce player tested positive for COVID-19

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns announced on Monday that one of their players had tested positive for COVID-19.

The team put out a statement saying that the unidentified player has immediately self-isolated and that the team facility has been closed while contact tracing is being conducted.

The team briefly closed its facilities last Friday after a positive test before re-opening later that day, and the team was able to play the Houston Texans this past Sunday in Cleveland (in a game which the Browns won 10-7).

During a press conference on Monday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski declined to comment when asked if the player who tested positive played in Sunday's game. However, Stefanski said the team will have a later update after it completes contact tracing.

Offensive lineman Chris Hubbard was placed on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. The category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. 

The Browns' next scheduled game is this Sunday, Nov. 22 against the Philadelphia Eagles at FirstEnergy Stadium.