The Los Angeles Rams have been hit with a full-blown COVID-19 outbreak after it was announced on Tuesday that no less than nine players have been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. This has prompted a very interesting reaction from head coach Sean McVay who admits that this is a scary time for the Rams.

Odell Beckham Jr., Terrell Burgess, and Brycen Hopkins were among the players that will be out of action due to COVID-19 protocols. According to McVay, this unprecedented turn of events has given the Rams quite a headache:

“We’re in intensive protocols,” McVay said, via Lindsey Tiery of ESPN. “This has definitely been the most uniquely challenging situation we’ve dealt with with COVID over the last two years, no doubt about it, specific to our team the amount of people that are affected, both players and staff.”

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McVay then went on to reveal his biggest fear in all this. According to the 35-year-old Rams shot-caller, what baffles him the most about these developments is the fact that the players have all been administered with the vaccine:

“The scary thing about all this to me is every single person is vaccinated that we’re talking about,” McVay said. “That’s the thing that’s the most concerning about all of this is that everybody has done exactly what they could. I trusted these guys have taken the right precautionary measures … Now you’re adding a lot of layers to this situation that we thought we were past and that’s the thing that I think is the most mind-numbing about it all for me.”

It isn’t only the Rams that are in a similar situation with several other teams in the league also in the midst of their own COVID-related issues. All things considered, it isn’t completely surprising that this is happening, but as McVay points out, the biggest concern here is that the virus continues to spread despite the stringent measures that are in place.