The West Virginia men’s basketball team has postponed the start of team workouts 14 days, after five more players and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
Workouts for athletes who test negative were scheduled to begin July 6, but this 14-day postponement will push the start date back to July 20.
“The recent positive numbers tell me the safest thing to do is put a pause on the start of our men’s basketball workouts,” WVU athletic director Shane Lyons said in a release. “The well-being of our student-athletes is the top priority, and we will continually monitor our men’s basketball situation in hopes of starting on July 20.”
The team reported one positive case of COVID-19 when players began to return to Morgantown last week. These five new cases bring the reported amount to six student-athletes and one staff member. All individuals that tested positive will enter into a 14-day self-isolation period, according to WVU athletics.