Ravens QB Trace McSorley added to Reserve/COVID-19 list originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Ravens placed third-string quarterback Trace McSorley on the Reserve/COVID-19 List on Friday.
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McSorley didn’t practice on either Thursday or Friday for “non-injury” reasons. Coach John Harbaugh didn’t expand upon it in his weekly Friday press conference. McSorley was not listed on the injury report this week.
The designation to be put onto the list is for players who have either tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has and then identified as a close contact of that individual. The Ravens have not announced that McSorley has tested positive, as he could just be quarantining due to a close contact exposure.
According to the NFL, if a player tests positive and is symptomatic, there will be no return unless and until: At least 10 days have passed since first COVID symptoms appeared, at least 72 hours have passed since symptoms last occurred, the return must be approved by the club physician after consultation with ICS and NFL Chief Medical Officer and local regulations and requirements are satisfied.
If a player is asymptomatic, there will be no return unless and until: 10 days have passed since initial test, or five days have passed since initial test and two consecutive negative PCR virus tests separated by 24 hours and the return is approved by the club physician after consultation with ICS and NFL Chief Medical Officer.
If any Ravens are designated as close contacts of McSorley with a positive test, they will have to sit out for five days and test negative each day.
Otherwise, if there was just a close contact outside the facility with McSorley, he’ll be forced to miss Sunday’s game against the Titans and quarantine by himself.