According Brody Miller of The Athletic, Ed Orgeron believed that most of the LSU football team has already caught COVID-19. The Tigers had a widely publicized outbreak in the summer time but no other hard numbers have been reported. Orgeron is hopeful that his players do not catch it a second time.

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In June, The Advocate reported that upwards of 30 LSU Tigers were put into quarantine. Reports were that five or six football players testing positive at the time caused the larger group to have to quarantine.

In mid-August, the CDC announced that people who have recovered from the virus would not need to quarantine or get tested again for three months. This does not mean those individuals are immune from contracting the virus a second time.

The Tigers head coach also gave an update today on two defensive lineman. Sophomore defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins has apparently decided to opt out of the upcoming season Jenkins joins wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase in making the choice not to play this season.

There is a slight chance that defensive lineman Tyler Shelvin to choose to opt back in for the 2020 season, he had previously decided to opt out in late August. Shelvin's parents have been in contact with Orgeron and the coach hopes to convince him to return to the team for the upcoming season.

LSU opens its season by hosting Mississippi State on Sept. 26.

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