Report: Jacksonville Jaguars lose running back for the season due to COVID-19 illness
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the end of the season for an NFL player.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead will be out for the rest of 2020 due to complications caused by the coronavirus. While several NFL players opted out prior to the season due to the uncertainty of the virus’s effects on the game, Armstead is the first in the league to have his season ended as a direct result of it.
Schefter reports that the effects of the virus have led to 2 hospitalizations for the 2nd-year player from Temple, with “significant respiratory issues” being among the symptoms he has experienced.
Armstead was originally placed on the Jaguars’ reserve/COVID-19 list on Aug. 2, but after being removed on Aug. 20, he has remained on the list since Sept. 4.
As a rookie in 2019, he ran for 104 yards on 35 carries while making 14 catches for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns.