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Colts reopen practice facility after COVID-19 scare

FILE PHOTO: Aug 26, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines (21) high fives a trainer after practicing a punt return during colts training camp at the Farm Bureau Football Complex. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - The Indianapolis Colts reopened their practice facility on Friday after four positive COVID-19 tests were re-tested and came back negative, the National Football League team said.

The Colts had closed their facility earlier on Friday following the initial positives and will reopen under the NFL’s intensive protocol guidelines.

The Colts did not say whether it was players or staff who initially returned positive results.

Indianapolis is scheduled to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

The shutdown followed a similar move on Thursday by the Atlanta Falcons, who closed their facility after a second positive COVID-19 test.

Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Toby Davis

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