In their first playoff game in 18 years, the Cleveland Browns will be without their head coach Kevin Stefanski, who has contracted COVID-19.
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The club announced on Tuesday that Stefanski, two other coaches and two players had tested positive for the disease. By afternoon, the names of guard Joel Bitonio and receiver KhaDarel Hodge were placed on the COVID-19 list.
Under the protocol in place, Stefanski will have to quarantine himself for at least 10 days. Special Units Coordinator Mike Priefer will act as the lead instructor. The club has also closed its training center.
The Browns have been in trouble with the coronavirus before. Six players, including cornerback Denzel Ward, were missing from the recent 24-22 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
These are the same Steelers the Browns will face in the first playoff round on Sunday.