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John Ross leaves Bengals to care for his son who has coronavirus

The boy’s mom also contracted the virus.

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John Ross has left the Bengals to tend to his son and the boy’s mother after the two contracted the coronavirus, according to the NFL Network. Ross is also expected to go on the NFL’s Reserve/COVID-19 list.

This is a terrifying situation for anyone to endure. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ross and his family during this ordeal.

Ross, who is entering a contract year, is hoping 2020 is the year he finally breaks out and shows why the Bengals spent the ninth overall pick on him in the 2017 NFL Draft. We’ve seen flashes of Ross being a game-breaking receiver, especially last season when he was leading the NFL in receiving yards after two weeks.

Unfortunately, injuries have prevented Ross from reaching his full potential, as he’s only appeared in 24 games over three seasons.

But football doesn’t matter right now. All the matters is Ross being with his family as they battle this dreaded virus.