Ravens, Broncos and 49ers add to growing NFL coronavirus concerns
The Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers’ teams have all been impacted by coronavirus this weekend.
The Ravens’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was set to take place on Thursday, but was rescheduled to Sunday due to coronavirus concerns. Since then, six more players tested positive, bringing their total to 18 cases. (ESPN reports) Following the cancellation, Ravens released a statement.
Due to outbreaks, the Ravens-Steelers game was postponed again to Tuesday, Dec. 1. (ESPN reports)
In Denver, the Broncos’ three remaining quarterbacks are all unable to play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints after they had close contact with Jeff Driskel, another quarterback who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.
In Calfornia, the 49ers are forced to find another place to call “home” following Santa Clara County’s restrictions. According to the Los Angeles Times, Santa Clara County placed a temporary ban on contact sports until Dec. 21. The 49ers released the statement below on Saturday.
The NFL’s coronavirus problems have been mostly handled, and haven’t been prominent since the Tennessee Titans breakout earlier this season.
The coronavirus concerns are causing the 49ers to find a new place to practice for three weeks. The Ravens’ are still planning to play on Tuesday following the outbreak. As for the Broncos, they are set to play Sunday, with no quarterback in mind.
Read more about the coronavirus outbreaks in the NFL this weekend here.