Raiders players are nervously awaiting COVID test results after being deemed close contacts to a staff member in the club's football department who tested positive to the virus this week. The untimely COVID positive looks set to shut down preseason training until the new year, after the majority of players and coaching staff were forced into lockdown until midnight on Monday - a day before the final scheduled training session of 2021. Should another member at the club return a positive COVID test, close contacts will be forced to isolate until at least next Wednesday. The infected staff member was last at the club on Monday, and returned a positive test result late on Wednesday. Players and coaches were tested Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and the club is preparing for further positive cases despite the first batch of test results coming back as negative on Thursday afternoon.