Jan 18, 2020; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA;  LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron holds the AFCA Coaches' Trophy presented by Amway during the LSU championship trophy presentation at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

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LSU’s Orgeron: ‘Most’ of team has contracted COVID-19

LSU coach Ed Orgeron said on Tuesday that “most” of his team already has contracted the coronavirus.

Orgeron did not specify how many of the 115 players on the roster tested positive or when those positive tests were conducted.

“Not all of our players, but most of our players have caught it,” Orgeron told reporters. “I think that hopefully they won’t catch it again and hopefully they’re not out for games.”

Orgeron’s comments come a few weeks after the Tigers reportedly had an outbreak along the offensive line that limited the club to just four healthy offensive linemen in practice. Sports Illustrated reported in June that 30 LSU players were in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

“I’m not a doctor. I think they have that 90-day window, so most of the players that have caught (it) we do feel like they’ll be eligible for games,” Orgeron said.

LSU is scheduled to open the season at home against Mississippi State on Sept. 26.

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