“We will continue to monitor developments in consultation with our medical experts,” the NFL said in a statement, according to the Washington Post’s Mark Maske. “Our primary concern is the health and safety of players, coaches and staff on match day. There is no change in the status of the game. ”
Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday afternoon that Wednesday was an important day for the Steelers-Ravens game. A source reportedly told him that if there were more positive COVID-19 tests with the Ravens, the game could be postponed.
The Ravens have now had five players and four staff tested positive for COVID this week, sources told ESPN.
Thursday night’s game against the Steelers is still underway, as scheduled, but a source has warned that other positives could mean postponing it.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 24, 2020
So far, the Ravens players who we know have tested positive are running backs JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee. All three have since been placed on the Ravens Reserve / COVID-19 list. Another Ravens player, defensive end Derek Wolfe, appeared on the Ravens injury report on Tuesday with illness, so he could be another positive COVID-19 test result.
You can bet the NFL will do everything they can to make sure the Thursday night game is played as it is a prime-time TV game on Thanksgiving night. Plus, the Steelers-Ravens games are huge draws as well. In addition to everything just mentioned, the Ravens are also due to play next Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys.
Stay tuned on Wednesday morning.