Minnesota cancels Tuesday practices on advice of medical personnel
Minnesota has announced that Tuesday’s football practice will be canceled with work done remotely for the day.
According to the release, shared by Andy Greder with Pioneer Press, the cancellation was advised by medical personnel due to “presumptive COVID-19 positive tests.” The current goal for the team is to return to practice Wednesday and resume preparation for Saturday’s rivalry showdown with Wisconsin.
— Andy Greder (@andygreder) November 24, 2020
Hopefully the Gophers are able to resume practice on Wednesday without major issues. However, there is likely some uneasiness that Saturday’s game against Wisconsin is in jeopardy.
Minnesota was missing 22 players for Friday’s game against Purdue, though that number included both injured players and COVID-19 related absences. It is unclear how many players fell into the COVID protocol.
Be sure to stay tuned for an update to the testing numbers at Minnesota. The Gophers should have a better idea on whether or not they can practice by Tuesday evening, and failure to return to practice Wednesday would likely be an indicator that Saturday’s game is in big trouble.