Lamar Jackson misses eighth workout while on COVID reserve list
As the Ravens prepare for the regular season, franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to be out.
Jackson, who is not vaccinated, tested positive for COVID in late July. According to league protocols, he must be absent for at least 10 days.
While it is better for this to happen now than during the regular season (although it is not ideal that it is missing so many practices), the chance remains that something like this will happen once the season has started. . For unvaccinated players, a positive test triggers an automatic 10-day break. For unvaccinated players, close contact with a person who tests positive with a minimum absence of five days.
If vaccinated, close contact does not result in absence. If vaccinated, a player can return from a positive test after generating two negative results at least 24 hours apart.
This is where the competitive advantage (if vaccinated) or the disadvantage (if not vaccinated) comes from. And while this approach applies to all players, the starting quarterback continues to be the most important person on a roster. Any starting quarterback who is not vaccinated faces the continued risk of disappearing suddenly for five days or 10 days or more.
That’s why so many coaches, managers, and owners are apoplectic about players’ reluctance to get vaccinated. With so many experts (real experts, not just people with social media accounts) fully endorsing vaccination, people whose ability to do what they love to do is enhanced by vaccination will always listen. not. It’s hard not to imagine that this irrational stubbornness does not affect the relationship between the player and the team for years to come, be it Jackson and the Ravens, Kirk Cousins and the Vikings, or any other quarterback. -back or key player and the team that employs him.