Day after the sport, Ravens CB Humphrey is constructive for COVID-19
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 the day after a full game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"I got the Rona, hopefully I'll be well again soon," wrote Humphrey on Twitter on Monday afternoon.
The 24-year-old Humphrey played all 53 defensive snaps for the Ravens in their 28:24 loss to the Steelers in Baltimore on Sunday. He also played five snaps on special teams and ended the day with two tackles.
Humphrey missed training on Wednesday when he was sent home with symptoms of a cold. He returned to practice on Thursday and resumed the normal pre-game schedule.
The Ravens released a statement on Monday that a player tested positive for COVID-19 but did not identify them and did not address whether that player might have shown symptoms of COVID-19 long before Sunday's game.
"In coordination with the league, we have started the process of contact tracing and follow the guidelines of an intensive protocol," said the Ravens' statement. "The health and safety of our players, staff and the community continues to be a top priority. We will continue to work closely with and follow their directions with the NFL and our team doctors."
The Steelers said in a statement that their COVID-19 tests on Sunday all returned negative results.
"This morning the NFL told us that a Baltimore Ravens player tested positive for COVID-19. We will be following the NFL's rigorous protocols and taking precautions … to ensure the safety of our players, coaches and staff remains our top priority. "read the statement.
Humphrey, who made the Pro Bowl and was the first-team All Pro selection last year, has completed 39 tackles this season, including 2 1/2 sacks, one interception and four forced fiddles in seven games.
In four seasons, the former selection from Alabama has played 53 games (35 starts) with eight interceptions, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recovery with 170 tackles in the first round.
– Field level media
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