Kansas suspends voluntary football workouts after coronavirus outbreak

You can add another Power 5 football program that is shutting down voluntary workouts.

As the Kansas City Star reports,

KU reported Friday that 12 football players had tested positive for COVID-19, which was up from one when those athletes were originally tested on return to campus a few weeks ago.

“After the increase in positive COVID-19 tests within our football program, our medical team at Kansas Team Health has recommended discontinuing voluntary workouts immediately,” KU athletic director Jeff Long said in a release. “Our priority remains to keep our student-athletes safe and healthy, especially during this pandemic, and will follow the recommendations of our medical professionals.”

Long said KU would only resume football preparations when athletes and staff were tested again for Coronavirus following this initial 14-day quarantine.

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