BATON ROUGE, La. (WIAT) — LSU has called off its highly anticipated weekend game with Alabama amid coronavirus uncertainty surrounding the football program.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron confirmed on Monday that the Tigers had a few positive COVID-19 cases and many players were in quarantine because of contact tracing. The team was in danger of falling below the 53-man available roster needed to compete, given SEC protocols.
“While it is unfortunate to have multiple postponements in the same week, we began the season with the understanding interruptions to the schedule were possible and we have remained focused throughout the season on the health of everyone around our programs,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “We must remain vigilant, within our programs and in our communities, to prevent the spread of the virus and to manage activities that contribute to these interruptions.”
There has not been an update on if the game will be rescheduled. LSU has a rescheduled game set with Florida on Dec. 12, the only open date on Alabama’s schedule.
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