The University of Notre Dame announced on Monday that 18 players had tested positive for the virus. Kelly told ESPN that the doctors on the team were the ones who tracked the infection until their game against South Florida 10 days ago.
Before the victory on September 19, the team gathered to eat before the game, and during the game one player was treated for dehydration after being thrown to the sideline. This player was later tested positive for coronavirus, according to Kelly.
“All the time we were together, we hadn’t had one meal to sit together with. Everything was taken and gone,” Kelly said.
“We get into our play situation where we have a pre-meal together and it costs us. Great. We had someone who was asymptomatic and spread like wildfire throughout our meeting area where we ate, and then the boys were in contact for tracking. “
Based on their latest test results, Notre Dame said on Monday that 25 players are in isolation and another 1
After the side incident at the game in South Florida, Kelly revealed the challenges of the content of the virus.
“We need to think about giving antigen tests on the sidelines for things we never thought of,” he said. “It’s the kind of shifting sands in this whole thing, learning in-game what you’re doing, what you’re not doing.”
Positive tests forced the fighting Irish to postpone last Saturday’s match against Wake Forest University. The team’s next game is scheduled for Oct. 10 against Florida State University at home in South Bend, Indiana.