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Report: More than 30 LSU football players quarantined for COVID-19

"It's a pandemic. We should not be shocked. The story is that it's exactly what we said it would be. We were prepared from the get-go for a lot of virus."

NEW ORLEANS — At least 30 members of the LSU football team have been quarantined due to coronavirus concerns according to a report by The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate on Saturday.

First reported by Sports Illustrated, more than 25% of LSU's football team is in quarantine.

Senior Associate Athletic Trainer Shelly Mullenix told Sports Illustrated the infections reflect a national growth in COVID-19 case numbers because of Memorial Day holiday activity and mass gatherings from protests.

"It's not surprising we're seeing the rise right now," Mullenix told the magazine. "It's a pandemic. We should not be shocked. The story is that it's exactly what we said it would be. We were prepared from the get-go for a lot of virus. The good news is we're seeing subtle virus illness."

Many players also tested positive for the virus.

The report said no one needed to be hospitalized.

Read the full report from The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

Here's the Sports Illustrated article.

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