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Lamar Jackson tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s how the Ravens think it happened

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Baltimore Ravens superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson made headlines on Thursday, but unfortunately, it was for all the wrong reasons. The Ravens are in the midst of a coronavirus breakout, and Jackson is reported to be one of the players who has tested positive.

New reports have now emerged as to how the reigning league MVP could have contracted COVID-19, and the belief is that he got infected by coming in close contact with some of his teammates who have likewise returned positive test results.

Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN:

According to a source, the Ravens believe Jackson was infected Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, where the Ravens lost to the Tennessee Titans 30-24 in overtime, and tested positive only on Thursday. Jackson took snaps from center Patrick Mekari, who tested positive on Wednesday. Jackson’s game-day locker is close to those of running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram II, both of whom tested positive Sunday night.

Jackson’s positive result isn’t all that shocking of a development, given how so many members of the Ravens organization had already tested positive beforehand. As mentioned, that includes two key members of the offense in running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram.

As it is, Baltimore’s game on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in jeopardy. This contest was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving and was already moved back to Sunday, but now it might not be able to be played then either. The league should make an announcement soon, and there’s a chance this game is canceled entirely because of scheduling issues.

A cancellation could bring about some major changes to the season, including another playoff team being added for each conference.