LA Rams News: Teams cancels practice due to COVID-19 event

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LA Rams News: Practice is canceled as the team prepares to face the 49ers for a second time, as a precaution over COVID-19 testing for two members

The LA Rams are not taking any chances when it comes to COVID-19 test results. Today, the team announced that a decision was made to proactively cancel practice today due to an event of two members of the Rams’ organization with COVID-19 test results that require additional testing. That means that all team meetings will be held virtually.

Head coach Sean McVay will still be available to meet with the media later today. For now, the formal team report is that this move is ‘Out of an abundance of caution‘.

While the move is wise to do so, it is not the harbinger of an outbreak among the team. This response is simply the most conservative action to take while awaiting additional information.

Poor timing

Of course, this news comes on a short week already, and right before the LA Rams face the rival San Francisco 49ers.  As you may recall, the Rams did not perform up to expectations when they traveled to San Francisco earlier in the season. The team allowed the 49ers to jump out to a commanding lead before stiffening on defense in the second half. Unfortunately, it was too little too late as the Rams fell short by a score of 24-16.

With the Rams clinging to first place in the NFC West due to NFL tiebreakers, each game is a very important game to win. This week, the 7-3 Seattle Seahawks travel to a depleted Philadelphia Eagles in a game they are expected to win. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals (6-4) travel to New England to face the Patriots (4-6) in a game they are likely to win as well.

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Subsequent information released later in the day indicated that a player and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 last night, but tested negatively twice in follow up testing today.

There will continue to be the risk of false positives, which the team must treat as a true positive until additional information becomes available.