The saga continues for the Baltimore Ravens of their battle with an in-house COVID-19 outbreak. The NFL had already postponed the Ravens’ preliminary scheduled battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers from Thanksgiving night to Sunday, Nov. 29, solely to see Baltimore ship further constructive assessments that led to a second postponement — the 2 sides set to lastly sq. off on Tuesday. The Ravens facility was set to re-open on Monday however the workforce arrived Sunday night to start voluntary conditioning for the sport, with an eye fixed on having observe Monday morning, and arrived to just do that earlier than the NFL threw a monkey wrench in these plans.
At 9:25 a.m. ET, the league reportedly referred to as the Ravens and cancelled their walk-through and despatched phrase they’d be allowed to have it on Monday afternoon on the earliest — per Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Discuss. The added subject with this transfer is that the Ravens have been hoping to probably fly to Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon, however that appears exceedingly unlikely now. Because it stands, the scheduled Tuesday bout is unchanged, regardless of each the Ravens delivering further constructive assessments on a seemingly each day foundation and the Monday observe halt.
All informed, it isn’t tough to determine why some are questioning if the sport will truly happen on Tuesday.
Three extra Ravens have been added to the workforce’s rising COVID/Reserve record this previous weekend, together with linebacker Matthew Judon, tight finish Mark Andrews and wideout Willie Snead. They be part of reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson and different distinguished names like defensive finish Calais Campbell and working again Mark Ingram — the record ballooning over the previous few days to twenty gamers in all. Any postponement to the sport towards the Steelers won’t be because of a scarcity of obtainable our bodies in Baltimore although, as head coach John Harbaugh makes an attempt to prepared Robert Griffin, III and others to step up and put up a battle towards the undefeated (and now fairly miffed) Steelers.
However the Steelers themselves lately positioned a key participant on the COVID/Reserve record, particularly working again James Conner, who joins defensive stalwart Stephon Tuitt in quarantine. With each groups feeling the results of the once more surging COVID-19 pandemic — far more so the Ravens than the Steelers, although — the observe pause enacted in Baltimore on Monday raises a whole lot of eyebrows a few recreation that is set to be performed sooner or later later.