The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday morning that several people in the organization have tested positive for COVID-19.
“This morning, we were informed that several individuals within our organization have tested positive for COVID-19,” a statement from the team read. “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.”
Several teams in the NFL have dealt with COVID-19 cases this season. The Tennessee Titans have had to reschedule two games due to an outbreak that included 23 members of the organization. At least 10 teams have had their schedules altered by positive COVID-19 cases.
Other teams have closed their facilities due to concerns about COVID-19 but maintained their schedules.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that the league will need to be flexible with scheduling, is open to adding a Week 18 and would consider delaying the Super Bowl.
“It hits you,” Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said when asked about the Titans outbreak. “It’s like, ‘OK guys, make sure you’re still doing it because sometimes you can get lackadaisical about it because it’s not happening.’ It’s definitely a wake-up call not just for Tennessee ... but the whole NFL.”
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to play the Colts at 1 p.m. Sunday.