According to reporting from SI’s Ross Dellenger, at least 30 of LSU’s 115 football players have been in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 or being in contact with someone who tested positive.
Shelly Mullenix, LSU’s long-time senior associate athletic trainer, told Dellenger on Saturday, “It’s not surprising we’re seeing the rise right now. It’s a pandemic. We should not be shocked. The story is that it’s exactly what we said it would be. We were prepared from the get-go for a lot of virus. The good news is we’re seeing subtle virus illness.”
None of the LSU athletes or staff members have needed hospitalization. Only a couple of them have experienced anything beyond mild symptoms.
Dellenger even reported that some of the quarantined players are still working out with other members of their isolated group in outdoor settings.
The Louisiana Department of Health announced Friday that more than 100 patrons at a string of bars known as Tigerland in Baton Rouge have tested positive for COVID-19. A warning was issued to those who had visited Tigerland in the last 14 days to go into isolation for at least next 14 days.
One group of LSU players that had recently visited Tigerland found out Friday night that they tested negative for COVID-19.
Kansas State announced today that it is hitting the pause button on voluntary workouts for the next 14 days after 14 student-athletes tested positive.