The NFL has announced the postponement of Monday night’s scheduled game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos after a New England player tested positive for coronavirus.
The Patriots training facility has been closed for a third time this season after an unnamed player returned a positive test – a week after a positive test for quarterback Cam Newton saw New England’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs delayed 24 hours to Monday night.
An NFL statement said: “The Denver Broncos at New England Patriots game scheduled for Monday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET has been postponed.
“Details on a new game date and time will be announced shortly. Both teams will now have a Week 5 bye. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts.”
The Tennessee Titans also closed their training facility on Sunday after a staff member tested positive.