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Report: Lamar Jackson one of four Ravens to test positive for Covid-19 on Thursday

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is the latest to get hit by Covid-19.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens drops back to pass against the Tennessee Titansat M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

UPDATE: Adam Schefter is reporting four players and one staff member have tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The Ravens are shutting down their facility and John Harbaugh told the players they will not be allowed back until at least Monday. This suggests Week 12’s matchup with the Steelers is probably going to be further postponed.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has tested positive for Covid-19, according to Ian Rapoport. There is no word yet on if this is the confirmed positive or a preliminary positive. Any positive results in subsequent testing to determine if it is a false positive.

If this is a confirmed positive, Jackson will go on Covid-19 injured reserve and be out a minimum of ten days. He would miss Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, assuming that game does not get rescheduled with all the positive tests. Robert Griffin III would start in his place, assuming he does not test positive or be deemed a high-risk close contact.

Jackson is believed to be the ninth Ravens player who has either tested positive or been labeled a high-risk close contact on the Ravens roster. Adam Schefter is reporting four more players and one more staff member tested positive on Thursday. Ravens-Steelers remains scheduled for Sunday, but it could change soon if this outbreak continues.

Baltimore Beatdown provided this list of players dealing with Covid-19 in some form or fashion. This does not include coaches and support staff who also either tested positive or are high-risk close contacts.

  1. QB Lamar Jackson
  2. RB J.K. Dobbins
  3. RB Mark Ingram II
  4. OL Patrick Mekari
  5. OL Matt Skura
  6. DE Calais Campbell
  7. QB Trace McSorley
  8. OLB Pernell McPhee
  9. CB Iman Marshall