The Baltimore Ravens add six players to their COVID-19 reserve list, with a looming game with the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Ravens are going into one of their toughest game of the regular season short-handed. The Ravens added six more players to the COVID-19 reserves list, with a total of 20 players missing for their rematch against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. One of the players on the list is MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson. A key asset to the Ravens offense.
With the Ravens left with only two quarterbacks, six offensive linemen, and three defensive linemen on their current active and practice squad rosters, the Steelers look for an easy win this week. However, the Ravens remain optimistic about their chances against the undefeated football team.
“We are in the midst of a trial but we are built for this! Keep pressing on.” Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV tweeted.
Hope Remains for The Ravens
While things look bleak for the Ravens, the Steelers are also coming into the game without players as well. A source close to the Steelers reported that starting running back, James Connor has also tested positive for the novel virus the Steelers added Connors earlier last Saturday.
Connors is a known cancer survivor, but reports indicate he is in good health. Connors could still have a chance to play in the Tuesday game, however.
First, Connors must be asymptomatic, then receive two consecutive negative PCR virus tests at least 24 hours apart, and finally receives permission from the team doctor and infection control for sports.
If Connors fails to meet all three requirements, doctors issue a 10-day isolation period for players. This would rule Connors out for not only the Ravens game but the following game with the Washington Football Team.
The Steelers play the Ravens this coming up Tuesday at Heinz Feild 8:00 pm eastern time.
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