The latest on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
Troy soccer coach Chip Lindsey has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Trojans will continue to play against Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Specialized Teams Coordinator Brian Blackmon acts as the Alabama School’s interim coach. Lindsey’s positive came from the team’s weekly tests on Wednesday for players and staff. The school said Friday that Lindsey “has very mild symptoms” and is in isolation.
“While this was a situation we hoped we wouldn’t have to consider this season, we’ve had a comprehensive plan since the start of camp last season,” said Lindsey.
Due to planning issues due to the pandemic, this will be the second game this season between Troy and Troy and Middle Tennessee. The Trojans won 47-14 on September 19.
At the New York Giants, three other players tested positive for COVID-19. The Giants, who are saying goodbye this weekend, learned of the results Thursday night and urged the unidentified players to self-isolate. Contract tracking has started.
Earlier this week, placekicker Graham Gano tested positive, and punter Riley Dixon and long snapper Casey Kreiter were told to isolate themselves as they had a tight contract with Gano. All three have been put on the reserve / COVID-19 list.
The Giants (3-7) have had five players tested positive this season. Left guard Will Hernandez tested positive in late October before a game against Tampa Bay on November 2nd. He missed two games and returned against Washington last weekend.
Coach and players have this weekend off. You should go back to work on Monday according to an adjusted schedule.
New York’s next game is on November 29th in Cincinnati.
Retired Roma captain Francesco Totti said he had struggled with pneumonia after contracting COVID-19.
Totti writes on Instagram that he has recovered after “15 long days” of medical care at home. Totti, 44, said he was struggling to relieve the fever and lost strength.
Totti’s father died of the coronavirus last month at the age of 76.
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