LSU reports for voluntary workouts

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LSU football players reported for voluntary workouts on campus in Baton Rouge today.  The school's athletic trainers and doctors have gone through painstaking efforts to mitigate the players’ exposure to Covid19.  No more than 20 players are allowed in the team weight room at a time, and each player will maintain social distancing while working out.  

Some schools around the country have seen a handful of players test positive for Coronavirus.  LSU players will all be tested for the virus at the time they report to the team facility.  If a player tests positive for Covid19, that player will be isolated from the team for 14 days before being allowed to return to workouts.  The plan for LSU athletic trainers is to have a very detailed list of players who are under their supervision (no more than four players per trainer) for the purpose of contact tracing if a player, coach or trainer is infected with the virus. 

LSU is defending their 2019 National Title. That seems like it was five years ago following an eventful first half of 2020.  The Tigers open the season at home against the University of Texas, San Antonio on Saturday September 5th.  After that, it’s a week two clash with the University of Texas in Death Valley. LSU also has Alabama at home this season and two tough road venues at Florida in October and Auburn in November.