Report: Memphis has at least 40 members of its program in quarantine following post-game party bus celebration
Memphis started the season 1-0 after beating Arkansas State last weekend but the Tigers’ next game could be in jeopardy for an event that took place after the team’s season opener.
The next game on the schedule for Memphis is set for Saturday, Sept. 18 at home against Houston but that may not happen now due to so many of the team’s players having either testing positive for COVID or currently being in quarantine.
According to Evan Barnes and Mark Giannotto of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, at least 20 members of the program have tested positive for COVID while another 20 (or more) are in quarantine.
Here is there specific report on these cases:
The Tigers have at least 20 people within the program who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in a 10-day isolation period, according to the source.
The source also said that Memphis has “at least another 20” people in quarantine due to contract tracing. Most of the players who either tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine are on the defensive side of the ball, the source said.
How did this happen? According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s reporting, several members of the team participated in a party bus following the season-opening win over Arkansas State.
That’ll do it.
For what it’s worth, Memphis has canceled two media availabilities this week and has yet to respond to this report from the Memphis Commercial Appeal.