Transcript for NFL continues to struggle containing COVID-19 spread
This would be the one. We start this half hour with the growing struggles for the NFL trying to keep the season together in the face of new covid-19 outbreaks. One team, the Denver broncos, doesn't even have a quarterback today because of covid concerns. ABC's Alex Presha looks at the league's latest challenges and joins us from Baltimore, Maryland. Alex, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning. That situation with the broncos is really something. For all the challenges the NFL has faced this season, it's yet to have to completely cancel a game. There's an outbreak here with the ravens that is threatening to end that streak. The situation with the Denver broncos might be the single most unique, strange story I've seen in season in 30 plus years covering the NFL. Lock to throw. Reporter: It's game day for L, but the toughest opponent any team will face is the coronavirus. The league out of caution is now taking unprecedented action ordering teams close their facilities Monday and Tuesday. The only exception for ones with games already scheduled those days. So we can hopefully identify anyone that's been exposed. And make sure we get them out of the league's facilities. Reporter: Dr. Alan sills is the league's chief medical We expected this to get harder during the season. We know rates are rising. The ravens covid outbreak upends the schedule. Reporter: The Baltimore ravens have at least 18 players on the covid-19 reserve roster, including reigning MVP Lamar Jackson, an outbreak linked to the team's conditioning coach who apparently didn't speak up about his symptoms. Their game with Pittsburgh postponed until Tuesday. The 49ers won't have a home field come month as Santa Clara county announced a ban on contact sports. The Denver broncos don't have a quarterback for today's game. All four of theirs have the virus or are quarantining. The game still happening. It's going to be fascinating theater to watch Sunday afternoon. Now we're in week 12. There is an outbreak on a team. Other teams are dealing with multiple cases. What we've seen is the league is determined to push through. It's going to keep going. Reporter: It hasn't stopped speculation of changes to the playoffs or even the super bowl. Other pro leagues have opted for some version of a bubble. Dan, NFL office reportedly discussing local bubbles for the 14 to 16 teams that make the playoffs. Isolating personnel in hotels and strictly limiting who Dan? Stakes are high for the teams, fans and communities. Alex, thanks for your
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