After a heartbreaking loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in addition to the injury of the newly-extended Ronnie Stanley, bad news for the Ravens continues.
Marlon Humphrey, who also recently signed a massive contract extension, announced he has COVID-19.
I got the Rona hopefully I’ll be back healthy soon— Marlon Humphrey (@marlon_humphrey) November 2, 2020
Marlon Humphrey did not participate in practice on Wednesday due to illness.— Baltimore Beatdown (@BmoreBeatdown) November 2, 2020
He was a full participant on Thursday and Friday.
Played all 53 defensive snaps against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Humphrey will be put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and will be set to miss games as the Ravens enter a crucial stretch.
Humphrey will undoubtedly miss Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
According to The Baltimore Sun’s Jonas Shaffer, “a player can return after 10 days since the initial test OR five days since the initial positive test and the player receives two-straight negative PCR virus tests at least 24 hours apart.”
After a positive COVID test, a symptomatic player can can return only when:— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) November 2, 2020
-- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared
-- At least 72 hours have passed since he last experienced symptoms
Until that happens, Humphrey will remain in isolation and will not have access to the Baltimore Ravens practice facility in Owings Mills, Maryland.
The absence of Humphrey will be costly to Baltimore’s defense as he is the main impact player and leads the team in forced fumbles. Already thinning cornerback depth must be relied upon to keep the Ravens in the thick of the AFC playoff race. Anthony Averett and Tavon Young are already out for the season.
Expect Marcus Peters to guard the opposing team’s top wide receiver until Humphrey returns. The likes of Jimmy Smith and Terrell Bonds are expected to handle second and third cornerback duties, respectively.