'Multiple' Ravens test positive for COVID days before Steelers game

Questions now surround Thursday night's primetime matchup

The Steelers are scheduled to play the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football, but there are now question marks surrounding it after the Ravens reported “multiple” cases of COVID-19 in their organization.

According to one report, four of the cases are players.

In a statement posted to social media, the Ravens said:

“Late last night, we were informed that multiple members of the Baltimore Ravens organization tested positive for COVID-19, and those individuals immediately began to self-quarantine.”

The Ravens say they are performing contact tracing at this time and their practice facility will be closed with “all team activities conducted virtually.”

“We will continue to work closely with and follow guidance from the NFL, team doctors and our medical trainers," the team concluded.

Incubation time for coronavirus is sometime between 1 to 14 days with the median time frame of 4-5 days.

With contact tracing being performed, it is also not known how many, if any additional players or staff will be added to their Reserve/COVID list.

The Steelers are set to host the Ravens at Heinz Field in three days on Thanksgiving night.

Earlier this month, cornerback Marlon Humphrey tested positive for the virus and several members of the Ravens team had to go on the Reserve list for five days before being cleared. This week, there obviously isn’t enough time for any players to clear that list.