Multiple Alabama football players test positive for coronavirus

Players from the University of Alabama's football team have tested positive for Covid-19 according to reports

Players from the University of Alabama's football team have tested positive for Covid-19 according to reports

According to Yahoo Sports, Alabama players have been coming back to Tuscaloosa to undergo COVID-19 tests among other medical evaluations. The player was asymptomatic during those sessions, which the Crimson Tide coaching staff was not involved in coordinating.

As many as 50 players took part in the workouts organized by players. It was also reported that while no names were given, the list of Covid-Positive players consisted of "a lineman, a couple of skill players, and one quarterback".

Schools recently began opening up their campuses for voluntary football workouts, and in its wake has been positive tests of the novel coronavirus.

The other players who practiced with the players who tested positive are expected to be quarantined, according to Eli, meaning a significant faction of the team will not be able to begin workouts when they begin Monday. The report stated there had been no official word on the exact number of people on the team who tested positive, but there were "several".

The university released a statement on Thursday afternoon saying: "The health and safety of our student-athletes is a top priority. Due to privacy laws we can not share information specific to the health of our student-athletes".

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) does not disclose information related to investigations of notifiable diseases.

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