Dez Bryant receives two negative results after landing on COVID-19 list
On Thursday, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant was placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list despite publicly announcing earlier in the day that he received back-to-back negative test results. Since he was placed on the virus list, Bryant must sit out 10 days and in turn will miss the Ravens’ next contest Monday at the Cleveland Browns.
Bryant tested positive a half-hour before Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, his former team, after his morning test results came back inconclusive. On Thursday, Bryant tweeted about his displeasure with the situation, and he insinuated that he could have received a false negative test since he said he tested negative two times in a row. Bryant’s head coach John Harbaugh weighed in on the matter before Bryant revealed his apparent consecutive negative virus tests.
“He’s doing as well as can be expected,” Harbaugh said about Bryant. “He’s a guy that cares. He sacrificed a lot to leave home and leave family behind. He’s a family man and has kids. I think he’s pretty hurt by it. He’s not mad at anybody. But just the circumstances, I think he’s a little stunned by it, surprised that it came up. I think he’s trying to work his way through it right now.”
Bryant could be eligible to return to the field for Baltimore’s home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which will take place at noon Sunday, Dec. 20. For more sports coverage, click here.