Cleveland, Ohio – Help is on the way to face the Big Browns taking on or nearing death with the Steelers on Sunday at FirstEnergy.
Coach Kevin Stefansky said Monday that the five high-risk close contacts from full-back BJ Goodson are expected to return by Thursday if they continue to test negative. Recipients are Jarvis Landry, Richard Higgins, Donovan People-Jones, Jadaryl Hodge and full-back Jacob Phillips.
Without those players and tackle left-wing Gedric Wells Jr., Brown lost 23-16 to Gates on Sunday in a match that would have snatched the pier for the first time since 2002.
Goodson will have to sit in a Steelers match as part of the minimum 10-day quarantine period to test positive for COVID-19.
Stefansky also said he hopes right-goalkeeper White Teller will return to the field on Wednesday from spraining his raised ankle, and Ronnie Harrison (shoulder) could play this week.
During the match, three players were injured and they are today: full-back Sion Takitaki and Tay Davis who suffered knee injuries and rookie Nick Harris sustained a knee injury.
Stefansky said he does not yet have a timeframe for the return of the wills, who was excluded on Sunday due to illness after being activated from the COVID-19 reserve list as a close contact. Wills has tested negative so far, which means he should be eligible to play if this continues.
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