Report: Florida has more than 2 dozen players sidelined because of positive tests, exposure
The news continues to turn ominous for Florida in regards to its numbers of positive tests for COVID-19.
The Gators have 29 players sidelined, including 19 who tested positive, and another 10 who face mandatory quarantines based upon being exposed. Most of the impacted players are on scholarship. That information comes from The Athletic’s G. Allan Taylor.
On Tuesday, one day after the Vanderbilt-Missouri game was postponed because the Commodores did not have the required number of scholarship players available to play on Saturday, Florida has announced it has paused all team activities because at the time they had five positive COVID cases in Gainesville. Earlier on Tuesday, Florida shared the updated number of COVID positives for the team, which placed the number at six for the month of October.
It’s unclear when the next update will come, but Florida is scheduled to host LSU on Saturday. The Gators were previously still scheduled to practice today and play, but those plans are up in the air at this point.
Both teams are looking to move on from their last games and poor defensive showings. The Gators are trying to bounce back from the first loss of the season against Texas A&M, and LSU looks to rebound from a 45-41 loss at Missouri.