Gators Covid Outbreak Has Sidelined The Team Again


University of Florida has 25 football players that have tested positive for the virus since last Tuesday and 31 players have tested positive in the month of October.

UF athletic director Scott Stricklin told reporters that they have not pin pointed the exact starting point of the outbreak.

After contact tracing, Florida did not have 50 scholarship players available and was forced to postpone games against LSU and Missouri. The Missouri game will be played on Halloween, while the LSU game has been pushed back until Dec.

“You look around at other football programs around the country who’ve had similar situations and they’ve come through it on the other side,” Stricklin said. “I really believe we will come through it on the other side. Obviously we want to make sure our players are safe and healthy. And as I mentioned at the beginning fortunately we don’t have anybody who’s really sick from a symptom standpoint. But we want to make sure we take care of those individuals, we take care of those who are currently testing negative and make sure that they continue to stay safe.”

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