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Colts Covid-19 tests come back clean on Friday after preliminary positives

The Colts are working to confirm the positive tests as Week 6 Sunday approaches.

A Indianapolis Colts helmet sits on the turf prior to a NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns on October11, 2020 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UPDATE: The Friday morning tests are coming back clean and Bengals-Colts is on track to play, per Adam Schefter. The team has one player and three staff members with “troubling initial tests,” but they all came back as false positives, per Schefter.

The Indianapolis Colts have shut down their facility on Friday, October 16 due to multiple positive Covid-19 tests within the organization. The Colts released a statement saying they were working through the process of confirming the tests as positives and not false positives.

In the meantime, they shut down the practice facility and the team will work remotely on Friday.

This morning, we were informed that several individuals within our organization have tested posted for COVID-19. The team is currently in the process of confirming those tests. In the meantime, the practice facility will be closed and the team will work remotely while following NFL protocols. We are in communication with the NFL and will have more information when available.

The Colts are scheduled to face the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday before heading into a Week 7 bye. The Bengals do not have their bye until Week 9. The NFL has not yet commented on the status of Sunday’s game.