After testing positive for COVID-19, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had to miss Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So far, the team isn't saying whether he'll be available for the next round. Baltimore is set to square up against the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, a game that was also pushed back.
Dallas is preparing as though Jackson will play, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Jackson initially tested positive on Thanksgiving night. If they are asymptomatic and test negative, players can return to game action once activated off of the COVID-19 reserve list after ten days. Baltimore's game against the Cowboys conveniently falls on 12 days after Jackson's positive test.
Obviously, Jackson's health is the main concern here, as it is with any other player. The determination on whether or not Jackson will return will ultimately come down to how he is feeling, which is a sentiment head coach John Harbaugh echoed.
The Ravens are currently fighting for a playoff spot after losing to Pittsburgh in Week 12, and Jackson gives them the best chance at doing so.