The Baltimore Ravens are entering the second half of the 2020 season with a strong 6-2 record. That doesn’t mean the first half of the year has come and gone without it’s struggles, including a COVID-19 scare that started with a positive test from star CB Marlon Humphrey.
Humphrey’s diagnosis led to seven other players being considered high risk close contacts, but none of them wound up testing positive ultimately, something that gave them and their fans hope that the team could leave the COVID saga in the rear view (at least for now). Alas, that isn’t the case:
The #Ravens announced it learned this morning a player has tested positive for COVID-19. He immediately began to self-quarantine, and the organization is now in the NFL’s intensive protocol. No high-risk close contacts.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 12, 2020
There’s no word yet on who it is, who we should expect it to be, or when we’ll be hearing, but this is certainly not the news you want to wake up to heading into the weekend of an important Sunday Night Football matchup at New England. The key point to note here is that there’s been no close contact risks this time around, and no additional players will have to self quarantine; there’s also been some rumblings from people in the know that it isn’t a “high impact player”:
I know everyone's reaction is to fear the worst but I'm hearing it's not a high-impact player. Regardless, somebody's health is at stake at that's scary. Glad there are no high-risk contacts for everyone's sake. Hopefully they can keep it that way.— Big Truzz Banks (@BarstoolBanks) November 12, 2020
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