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Sport Los Angeles Chargers have player test positive for COVID-19

22:05  29 october  2020
22:05  29 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Los Angeles Chargers have shifted their meetings to virtual sessions after the team was informed Wednesday night that it had a player return a positive COVID-19 test.

The Chargers made the announcement Thursday morning, becoming the latest NFL franchise to have to adjust its schedule due to a positive test. Though the team did not identify the player, it said he was immediately notified and that contact tracing was initiated. The player will remain home in self-quarantine and will participate in meetings remotely. The close contacts of the infected player are also staying home and working remotely, the team said.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday afternoon that the player who tested positive is reserve guard Ryan Groy.

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Coach Anthony Lynn said he decided to cancel practice for the day and have players meet virtually with staff. Los Angeles (2-4) is scheduled to travel to Denver to face the AFC West-rival Broncos (2-4) on Sunday.

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"We continue to operate in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance," the Chargers said in a statement. "As has been the case since day one of this pandemic, the health and safety of our players, staff and community continue to be our highest priority."

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During the HBO series "Hard Knocks," Lynn revealed in August that he had contracted the virus and emphasized the need for players and staff to observe precaution.

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