Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the NFL Network, casting further doubt over Baltimore’s upcoming game against the Steelers.
According to ESPN, the Ravens are closing their practice facility until at least Monday. Baltimore had been scheduled to play Pittsburgh on Thursday night, but that matchup was pushed to Sunday at 1:15 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak within the team.
That game seems in serious doubt if the practice facility is closed. And it complicates the Ravens’ remaining schedule, too; Baltimore is scheduled to face the Cowboys on Dec. 3, a quick-turnaround Thursday night game.
On Monday, running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram tested positive for the coronavirus, but additional positive tests have returned throughout the week.
The team added defensive end Calais Campbell and centers Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday and disciplined an assistant coach for “conduct surrounding the recent COVID-19 cases,” the Ravens announced.
According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Baltimore discovered four more positive tests from players on Thursday, bringing the total to about a dozen this week.
With Jackson now out and quarterback Trace McSorley already on the reserve/COVID-19 list from last week, Robert Griffin seems to be the starting quarterback whenever Baltimore can take the field again.
Praying for my brother @Lj_era8 and every player, staff member and their families dealing with COVID-19. Ensuring the safety of the entire organization is important.— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 27, 2020
Handling this outbreak within the team is bigger than football
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