B1G head basketball coach tests positive for COVID-19
A B1G head basketball coach has tested positive for COVID-19.
On Monday, Michigan State University announced that head coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for the virus. After receiving confirmation of a positive test, Izzo released a statement.
“This morning I tested positive for COVID-19. Although I have some minor symptoms, I remain in good health,” Izzo said. “I’ve been extremely diligent for many months now, wearing my mask in public and around the office, while adhering to social distancing guidelines. I’ve been racking my brain, trying to figure out if there was a time where I let my guard down for just an instance. And while I haven’t identified any area of exposure, what I have determined is that this shows the power of the virus. You’d be hard pressed to find a coach who’s taken more precautions than I have, following all the protocols put in place by our medical team, and yet I still contracted the virus.”
Izzo said that he will continue to stay connected with the team using technology while he’s quarantining. He’s hoping to return to the program as soon as possible.
The college basketball season is currently scheduled to begin later this month.