RoJo Has No COVID Symptoms

December 24th, 2020

This is Day 9 for 900-yard rusher Ronald Jones on the NFL’s COVID reserve list, and a Bucs official has provided insight into what life away from the team has been like for the Tampa Bay running back.

“He has no [COVID] symptoms so it’s really frustrating for him and, you know I told him, ‘Stiff-arm a bunch of pillows while you’re at the house,'” Bucco Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The stiff-arm comment is a reference to RoJo’s surgically repaired finger that he broke 11 days ago.

Since RoJo has been away from the team, the Bucs don’t know how football-ready the finger is.

“Get that [finger] where you know what it feels like if you’re going to use it for a stiff-arm. It’s really hard on him because he’s a great kid and he was having a fantastic year.”

Regardless, Joe’s glad to hear The Sickness hasn’t taken down RoJo and, therefore, it’s a safe bet he’ll have no recovery-related issues when he returns.

9 Responses to “RoJo Has No COVID Symptoms”

  1. Mitch Says:

    Tough break. Hopefully he’ll be healed up and fresh for the playoffs. We’ll need him.

  2. JGhotier Says:

    Sucks (and although still possible, but not likely when the Bucs vs Atlanta throwing fest is his only remaining option), because he deserved to get 1k yards this season….and he probably won’t

  3. David Says:

    Did he test positive? Or is the finger keeping him out? I don’t understand why why he wouldn’t be back, I thought you just had to test negative a few days in a row.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Let em play. Players play with the flu and yet more people still have died from the flu then COVID. No symptoms come on y’all this is ridiculous

  5. Wesley Says:

    Need to get him in for the final game before playoffs.

  6. orlbucfan Says:

    Give the entire Bucs franchise credit. They have taken the CV epidemic seriously, and put all precautions into place. The result is they have played every one of their regular season games as scheduled. The only difference was one of their games had to be rescheduled cos the other team had too many major CV positive results.

  7. Mort Says:

    Anonymous: You’re not even close to accurate.

    “ Coronavirus vs. Flu Deaths

    COVID-19: There have been approximately 1,733,347 deaths reported worldwide. In the U.S, 326,242 people have died of COVID-19 between January 2020 and December 24, 2020.*

    Flu: The World Health Organization estimates that 290,000 to 650,000 people die of flu-related causes every year worldwide.”


    Literally updated today (December 24, 2020).

  8. Pick6 Says:

    Have said it before, will say it again. Been on this earth 40 years now and know of zero people who have died of the flu or pneumonia. Covid has been on this earth for 11 months and know of 3 people who’ve succumbed to it and a few more who were hospitalized fighting it. And as the numbers from Mort show, it’s not just anecdotal

    It ain’t the same and it’s not about how the infected person feels. It’s about how badly it can mess up the people they help spread it to

    That being said, if I were Arians I’d let the finger get well. Ball security and dropped passes are his biggest weaknesses and a broken finger doesn’t help either

  9. Adam M Radmore Says:

    And those deaths have happened despite unprecedented mitigation efforts.