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Giants announce a player has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Week 8 MNF

The Giants are continuing practice like normal with the player isolating.

The helmet of Riley Dixon #9 of the New York Giants is shown during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on October 22, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images

UPDATE: The Giants are placing Will Hernandez on the Covid-19 IR list, per Tom Pelissero. OLB coach Bret Bielema and DBs coach Jerome Henderson were considered close contacts and are being sent home, per Ian Rapoport.

The New York Giants announced on Thursday that they have a player who has tested positive for Covid-19. NFL Network is reporting the positive is an offensive lineman and the team has quarantined all but four of their offensive linemen. The Giants released the following statement as they continue preparations for Week 8 Monday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Late last night, we were notified that a Giants player tested positive for COVID-19. 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.

Quest Diagnostics Training Center will remain open, and the rest of the team will follow their normal practice and meeting schedule.