Baltimore Ravens defender Lamar Jackson gave a positive result for COVID-19 on Thursday, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The ruling NFL MVP is the biggest star player to be infected in what has become one of the biggest epidemics in the NFL.
Jackson is among the Ravens ’four newest players and a co-worker who achieved a positive result on Thursday, a source told ESPN Adam Schefter. The ravens had at least a dozen players positive for the coronavirus this week.
This latest round of positive tests could jeopardize the Ravens and the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers ’Sunday game, which has already been postponed from Thursday night. Ravens coach John Harbaugh told players they would be released back to the team’s facility no earlier than Monday for safety, a source said.
Jackson’s test was positive, with Baltimore receiving two defenders: Robert Griffin III and the Tyler Huntley practice team. Defender No. 3, Trace McSorley, is currently on the reserve / COVID-19 list.
The news of Jackson’s positive test was first reported by the NFL Network.