Pittsburgh Steelers to shut facility after TE Eric Ebron optimistic for COVID-19 – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have closed their facilities after testing positive for COVID-19, the Post-Gazette reports.

#Steelers close facilities. Remember, you just played #Browns two games in a row. Would be a problem if they had #Bills a short week before the trip. But that journey naturally ended with the first moment of last night’s game

– Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) January 11, 2021

In a statement to the Post Gazette, the Steelers spokesman said their coaching staff, players and other staff were sent home as a precaution after a player tested positive for COVID-19.

From Steelers PR staff @SteelersPRBurt: “We sent our coaching staff, players and other staff home out of caution after doing a positive COVID-19 player test with several close contacts. We will continue to work with the NFL.” Contact tracking. “

– Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 11, 2021

According to the Steelers, this player had several close contacts and the team continues to work with the league on contact tracing.

PG’s Gerry Dulac later reported that the player was Eric Ebron.

TE Eric Ebron played in the playoffs on Sunday after missing the Cleveland regular season final due to being a close contact on the Reserve / Covid-19 list. He tested positive on Monday, forcing the Steelers to close their South Side facility to players and coaches.

– Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 13, 2021

The Steelers season ended on Sunday evening after a staggering loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Browns played without several high-profile players and head coach Kevin Stefanski because of the corona virus.

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