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The LSU soccer group had a covert COVID-19 outbreak over the summer time.

“I believe maximum — no longer all of our gamers — however maximum of our gamers have stuck it,” LSU trainer Ed Orgeron published Tuesday on a teleconference. “So, I believe expectantly they do not catch it once more and expectantly they are no longer out for video games.”

To start with a spike of 30 or extra circumstances used to be reported in June, and there have been a couple of different circumstances reported right here and there during the summer time.

“Two weeks in the past, everyone on our offensive line apart from two or 3 guys had been out,” Orgeron mentioned Tuesday. “We adjusted really well.”

LSU trainer Ed Orgeron celebrates with cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. after beating Georgia within the 2019 SEC championship sport at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Picture: Brett Davis, USA TODAY Sports activities)

Orgeron didn’t say what resulted in the outbreak. LSU senior affiliate instructor Shelly Mullenix used to be no longer right away to be had for remark. 

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At the present time, Orgeron says his group is doing higher than ever.

“We really feel like we are very wholesome,” he mentioned. “I do imagine we’ve about 3 or 4 guys that experience the COVID now, and no longer a large number of guys in quarantine. I believe that we are most certainly at an advantage than we have now been all camp presently going into the season.”

The fifth-ranked Tigers open the season Sept. 26 at house towards Mississippi State.

“Clearly, we must be truly cautious,” Orgeron mentioned of the ones gamers who’ve no longer but had the virus. “Our guys really feel just right.”

Requested to explain how a lot of the group has had the virus, Orgeron mentioned, “It is been a procedure, and I am not going to mention they all. However some gamers have stuck it. I have no idea the share, however expectantly that while you catch it, you aren’t getting it once more. Now, I am not a health care provider, however many of the gamers who’ve stuck it, we really feel that they are going to be eligible for video games.”


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