Ravens QB Lamar Jackson reportedly tests positive for COVID-19

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With the Ravens' visit to Heinz Field moved to Tuesday, their Week 13 fixture at home to the Dallas Cowboys has been moved from Thursday to Monday, December 7. Runnings backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram tested positive on Sunday night and the team shut down its facility on Monday. But they won't be able to play on a two-day turnaround, which means that game likely gets pushed back to Sunday. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is among the players who learned of a coronavirus infection Thursday and will soon join teammates on the COVID-19 list, designed for players who test positive or must isolate after high-risk contact with an infected person.

With the game's status uncertain, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin canceled Friday's practice. Any players who returned positive tests would be unable to play unless they test negative twice at least 24 hours apart.

ProFootball Talk reported another Ravens player tested positive on Friday in point-of-care testing. As happened earlier this year during the Tennessee Titans outbreak, there would be no game Thursday night.

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the National Football League season, and its clear teams will have to continue to be diligent, as the season progresses.

The Ravens and Steelers have already had their bye weeks, so if the league does not allow the game to go on sometime in the next few days, it might be forced to create an 18th week of the regular season.



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