Multiple Texas Longhorns Football Players And 3 More Alabama Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

Multiple Texas Longhorns Football Players Test Positive For COVID-19

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Last week it was revealed that at least five Alabama Crimson Tide football players had tested positive for coronavirus after returning to campus for preseason workouts.

[UPDATE: Three more Alabama players have reportedly tested positive.]

It was also revealed last week that a Oklahoma State football player also tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a protest in Tulsa. (Which, as we saw, is of little concern to OSU head coach Mike Gundy.)

Two days ago, it was reported that several Auburn football players test positive for COVID-19.

Also this week, in what is going to become a growing trend as more and more college football programs try to resume activities in anticipation of the upcoming season, two Texas Longhorns football players reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, while another tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.


 

The Daily Texan reprots…

“One of the student-athletes identified symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arriving on campus, while the other two were tested during the on-campus screening process,” Texas Athletics said in the press release. “Per Athletics Department protocol, their families have been notified, and the two student-athletes with the COVID-19 virus are now self-isolating.”

Texas opened its football facilities Monday after a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Players returning to campus wore masks, used hand-sanitizing stations and stopped at temperature checkpoints before being admitted to University facilities.

The University did not say who the players who tested positive are, but did report that they are self-isolating in a statement.

“Texas Athletics on-boarded 58 football student-athletes this week, two had positive COVID-19 PCR test results and one tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Performance Allen Hardin said on Wednesday. One of the student-athletes identified symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arriving on campus, while the other two were tested during the on-campus screening process. Per Athletics Department protocol, their families have been notified and the two student-athletes with the COVID-19 virus are now self-isolating.”

On Wednesday, ABC affiliate KVUE reported Texas had its third straight day of record hospitalization numbers across the state.