Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant shook the scene when he was taken off from the pitch moments before the faceoff against Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday. However, he might not have contracted the virus at all.
Dez Bryant possibly missed Cowboys clash over a false positive COVID-19 test result
Prior to the Week 13 clash between Ravens and Cowboys, Dez Bryant had announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID. Although, with no response from the NFL, the WR made it to the pitch and joined the squad for the warmup session.
With only moments before the match was about to get underway, Bryant was escorted off from the stadium and was put to a test which gave a positive result. The league later clarified that his previous tests did not give definite results.
Interestingly, things have taken a dramatic turn as the subsequent tests Bryant took on Wednesday and Thursday, both returned negative results, suggesting his Tuesday result may indeed have been a false positive.
Moreover, the 32-year-old has not been placed in the team’s reserve/COVID list on Thursday, which means he is expected to return to action for Ravens in their Week 14 clash against Browns on Monday and all signs indicating he missed the Tuesday match over a false result.
With all things considered, the player himself is not happy about the entire scenario.
“I tested negative back to back for covid and I’m not excited about it” Bryant tweeted on Wednesday.
Earlier today, he followed up with another tweet, confirming a third negative rest result.
As far as the match is concerned, Ravens picked up their 7th victory of the current season, defeating Cowboys 34-17. Lamar Jackson clocked 107 passing yards and two touchdown passes, as well as a rushing TD. J. K. Dobbins rushed for another. They are now 3rd in AFC North.