For the time being, the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night match against the Baltimore Ravens on regardless of the last supposedly having up to 10 total players and staff members test positive for COVID-19 so far this week.
The NFL said Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh stays as planned. All things being equal, the league has appeared to leave open the chance of the game being rescheduled if necessary, in view of additional test outcomes.
“We will continue to monitor developments in consultation with our medical experts,” the NFL said in a statement, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post. “Our foremost concern is the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. There’s no change to the status of the game.”
Adam Schefter of reported on Tuesday afternoon that Wednesday is a significant day for the Steelers-Ravens game. A source has supposedly disclosed to him that if there are more certain COVID-19 tests with the Ravens that the game could be delayed.
Up until now, the Ravens players we realize tested positive are running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee. Every one of the three have since been set on the Ravens Reserve/COVID-19 list. One different Ravens player, defensive end Derek Wolfe, appeared on the Ravens Tuesday injury report with an ailment so he may be one more certain COVID-19 test result.
The NFL will do all that they can to ensure the Thursday night game gets played in view of it being a primetime broadcast game on Thanksgiving night. Moreover, Steelers-Ravens games are gigantic appraisal draws too. On top of everything just referenced, the Ravens are planned to play next Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys too.
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