Two Texas football players have tested positive for the coronavirus this week and a third tested positive for the COVID-19 antibodies, the university stated on Wednesday night.
It was just this week when Texas brought in 58 players to the campus and one of them presented symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arriving. The other two were tested during the on-campus screening process.
“Texas Athletics on-boarded 58 Football student-athletes this week, two had positive COVID-19 PCR test results and one tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody,” said Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine & Performance Allen Hardin on Wednesday in a press release to the local media. “One of the student-athletes identified symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arriving on campus, while the other two were tested during the on-campus screening process. Per Athletics Department protocol, their families have been notified and the two student-athletes with the COVID-19 virus are now self-isolating.”
A recent report by Horns247 described the protocols established by the athletics department for those infected student-athletes:
“Any student-athlete who tests positive will be quarantined away from teammates and won’t be allowed to return to team activities until they are symptom free for at least 72 hours without the use of medication and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.”
This news comes on the heels of multiple players on the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide testing positive for the coronavirus.