Broncos running backs coach tests positive for coronavirus

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The Broncos were originally scheduled to play at New England last weekend but that game got delayed

Denver Broncos running backs coach Curtis Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t accompany the team on its trip to New England.

The Broncos said they learned of the diagnosis early Saturday.

This is a 2019 photo of Curtis Modkins of the Denver Broncos NFL football team. Modkins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t accompany the team on its trip to New England. The Broncos said they learned of Modkins’ diagnosis early Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

“Curtis is currently at home in self-isolation and experiencing no symptoms,” the team said. “We have evaluated close contacts, administered necessary point of care testing (no positive COVID-19 results) and implemented additional health and safety measures at UCHealth Training Center per NFL-NFLPA protocols.”

The Broncos said they’re in “regular communication” with the league office, the league’s chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills and team medical staff.

“We will take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our team, opponents and community,” the team added.

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