Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey announced via Twitter on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, less than 24 hours playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday.
“I got the Rona,” Humphrey said on Twitter. “Hopefully I’ll be back healthy soon.”
I got the Rona hopefully I’ll be back healthy soon
— Marlon Humphrey (@marlon_humphrey) November 2, 2020
Humphrey missed practice on Wednesday before the Steelers game and was sent home from the team facility because he was dealing with cold symptoms, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec. Humphrey practiced Thursday and Friday.
He played in all 53 Baltimore defensive snaps in the Steelers’ 28-24 victory. He had four tackles.
The NFL, Ravens and Steelers will have to go over the data to determine which individuals from the two teams will count as close contacts of Humphrey due to their proximity on the playing field on Sunday.
“We were informed early this morning that a Ravens player has tested positive for COVID-19,” the Ravens said in a statement on Monday. “He immediately began to self-quarantine, and our organization is now in the NFL’s intensive protocol.
“In coordinator with the league, we have started the process of contact tracing, and are following the guidelines of the intensive protocol. The health and safety of our players, staff and community continue to be our highest priority. We will continue to work closely with the NFL and our team doctors and will follow their guidance.”
Those players that are deemed as high risk close contacts will have to be placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will not be able to participate in team practices or in-person meetings for five days, regardless of whether or not that player ever tests positive.