The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the Baltimore Ravens this previous week, and it now has reportedly affected their finest participant. On Thursday night time, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Community reported that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson examined constructive for the coronavirus. The Ravens have been scheduled to tackle the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night time, however the league was pressured to reschedule the matchup because of the Ravens’ COVID-19 outbreak. The choice was made out of an abundance of warning to make sure the well being and security of gamers, coaches and game-day personnel and in session with medical specialists. The sport as of now could be scheduled for Sunday at 1:15 p.m. ET and it’ll stay on NBC and broadcast nationally.
Based on ESPN’s Adam Schefter, 4 extra Ravens gamers and yet another workers member have examined constructive for COVID-19 — which ought to embrace Jackson. Whereas the sport towards the Steelers has already been moved to Sunday, the probabilities of it being performed are reportedly “diminishing rapidly.” A number of Steelers gamers took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the league’s choice to initially reschedule the matchup, and one can solely think about what they’d really feel like if the sport is moved but once more.
The Ravens are coping with a number of constructive COVID-19 exams between gamers and workers which were reported, and it was already recognized that they’d be with out their high two working backs in Mark Ingram and J.Okay. Dobbins if the sport was to be performed on Thanksgiving. Mike Garafolo of the NFL Community reported on Wednesday that the Ravens would’ve additionally been severely restricted on the offensive line in the event that they certainly performed on Thursday. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported that seven gamers examined constructive earlier than Thursday, together with Pernell McPhee, Hint McSorley, Matt Skura, Patrick Mekari and Calais Campbell.
Baltimore has now misplaced two straight video games, together with a 30-24 extra time loss to the Tennessee Titans this previous Sunday. That loss dropped them to 3rd place within the AFC North behind the Cleveland Browns and Steelers, and this newest improvement actually casts doubt on when they’ll be capable to take the sector subsequent.