BATON ROUGE, La. – According to Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, “at least” 30 Tigers have been quarantined because of COVID-19 concerns. SI’s report states one-quarter of LSU’s team was quarantined last week, and the number has fluctuated due to test results.
The 30 players are isolated because they either tested positive for the coronavirus or were in contact with someone who themselves was positive for COVID-19.
LSU’s Senior Associate Athletic Trainer Shelly Mullenix said the school’s situation reflects the country’s upward trend of the viral infections, but she points out the staff’s ready for positive cases.
“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,” Mullenix told Sports Illustrated.
No players or staff members were hospitalized, but a part of the team is quarantined after going to nightclubs near LSU in Tigerland.