Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning, the team announced.
Modkins will not accompany the team to New England for Sunday’s game against the Patriots, the team said. And as of Saturday morning, the Patriots game remains scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday.
“Curtis is currently at home in self-isolation and experiencing no symptoms,” the Broncos’ official Twitter account tweeted. “We have evaluated close contacts, administered necessary point of care testing (no positive COVID-19 results) and implemented additional health and safety measures at UCHealth Training Center per NFL-NFLPA protocols.
“The Broncos remain in regular communication with the league office, NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills and team medical staff. We will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our team, opponents and community.”
Modkins’ positive test comes on the heels of starting running back Melvin Gordon also being left behind in Denver due to illness, as well as a Patriots player testing positive for the virus Friday. The Broncos previously said Gordon’s illness was not COVID-related. He was cited for driving under the influence and speeding on Tuesday.
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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports