Louisiana State University football coach Ed Orgeron revealed on Tuesday that “most of the team” has already caught the new coronavirus.
“I think most – not all of our players – but most of our players have caught him,” Orjeron told a news conference on Tuesday. “So, I think we hope they don’t catch him again and hopefully not for games.
“I won’t tell everyone,” he continued when asked for clarification. “But some players have caught it. I don’t know the percentage. We hope that once you catch it, you won’t get it again.”
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Orjeron said the team currently has “about three or four boys” who have the virus and that several players have been quarantined – although he has not given an exact number.
He added that all but two or three offensive commanders missed training due to testing two weeks ago.
“We were probably in a better position than we were in the camp at the moment, entering the season, obviously we have to be very careful,” said Orgeron. “Our boys are feeling well.”
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The university began reporting an aggregated positive coronavirus on August 15, when students began returning to campus. Since then, the school has confirmed more than 750 cases of COVID-19, with 50 positive cases from September 11 to September 13.
Sports Illustrated reported earlier this summer that at least 30 team members were isolated because they tested positive for COVID-19 or had contact with at least one infected individual.
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The Tigers, ranked fifth in the country, are looking to defend their title when they open the season on September 26 at home against the Mississippi.