Five days before their first playoff game since 2002, the Browns were hit Tuesday with a massive blow, as head coach Kevin Stefanski was one of a few that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
We were informed this morning that Head Coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff and two players have tested positive for COVID-19.
Our contingency planning calls for Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer to serve as the acting Head Coach. pic.twitter.com/Mhh9Zt1e4d
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 5, 2021
The latest is that there were five positive tests on Tuesday, with one report there being a wide out and offensive linemen that tested positive.
The NFL's medical experts believe last week's #Browns COVID cases were all from community spread, not a facility outbreak. Genomic sequencing showed three different strains of virus, I'm told. No positive tests Sunday or Monday. But now, 5 positives today and facility is closed.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 5, 2021
Along with Stefanski, TE coach Drew Petzing and DB coach Jeff Howard will miss the game as well. Also whatever player has tested positive is also going to miss the game.
For now, the game is still slated to kickoff on Sunday night at 8:15pm at Heinz Field.
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