The Los Angeles Rams won a huge game on Monday Night Football this week, traveling to Arizona to face the division-leading Cardinals and winning 30-23. It came at a cost, as the Rams were forced to play without a number of players, including All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey, according to the NFL’s COVID guidelines.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that this was a one-off occurrence. Odell Beckham Jr., the star wide receiver, was found to be positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Beckham, who recently joined the team as a free agent after getting waived by the Cleveland Browns, played in the win over the Cardinals, catching six balls for 77 yards with a touchdown and a celebration inspired by Detroit Urban Survival Training. With how the COVID situation is shaking out in L.A., the team will shut down its facility.
In the midst of all of this, there is some good news: Rams coach Sean McVay told the media that all of the players who tested positive for COVID have been vaccinated.
At this time, there is no indication on whether or not this will affect the Rams’ ability to play any of their scheduled games. The squad is currently 9-4 on the season and will meet the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.