LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron revealed that “most” of his LSU Tigers team has caught the coronavirus and hopes they won’t get it again.
LSU has been fairly tight-lipped when it comes to disclosing the number of players who have tested positive for the coronavirus. They’re not an outlier as many SEC programs as well as other programs around the nation, in particular, Oklahoma have decided against disclosing the numbers.
Outside of LSU football coach Ed Orgeron revealing that a number of offensive linemen couldn’t practice because of testing two weeks ago, the number of positive cases has been kept secret outside of the program.
Up until now.
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron admitted that most of his team has caught the coronavirus and hopes they’ll be able to get through the season without catching it again
Orgeron told reporters on Tuesday that most of the LSU football players caught the coronavirus.
“Not all of our players but most of our players have caught it,” Orgeron told reporters. “I think that hopefully they won’t catch it again and hopefully they’re not out for games.”
Orgeron didn’t clarify what “most” meant or what percent of the team had it. But it would suggest the players have recovered, but it’s unclear if players are currently being held out of practice or if and how any are in quarantine or isolation.
Under SEC protocols, once players have had the coronavirus, they don’t need to be tested for it again for 90 days. Orgeron remains hopeful the players will be immune to get through the football season that could last into January.
“Hopefully that once you catch you don’t get it again,” he said. “I’m not a doctor. I think they have that 90-day window, so most of the players that have caught we do feel like they’ll be eligible games.”