Auburn, who canceled a number of soccer drills final week, should forego 16 gamers when he resumes coaching on Tuesday attributable to COVID-19 issues.
Coach Gus Malzahn instructed reporters on Sunday night that the crew presently has 9 gamers who examined optimistic for the coronavirus and 7 extra who’re categorised as excessive danger.
Malzahn stated the Tigers had “only a few” gamers who confirmed “major signs”.
“We’re studying as we get right here,” he stated of coping with the coronavirus as a crew. “Daily and each week is a problem.”
Auburn canceled two workout routines and one scrimmage final week. Malzahn stated the crew failed on Saturday as a result of the gamers wanted the weekend after the police photographs at Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin earlier within the week.
With out going into particulars, Malzahn stated that two place teams had been notably affected by COVID-19 checks, to the purpose that workers weren’t snug going via the complete workout routines.
Auburn logs require no less than 17 days earlier than a participant can return from a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at, together with a 10-day quarantine and 7-day re-acclimatization interval earlier than it’s totally cleared.
With 4 weeks left till the beginning of the season, Malzahn stated there was a way of urgency.
“However the backside line is the well being and security of our gamers,” he stated.
Malzahn, who emphasised the power to adapt shortly this season, was requested what the crew’s objectives had been for this week.
“To observe,” he stated matter-of-factly.
Auburn will open the season at dwelling in opposition to Kentucky on September 26th.