Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson on Monday addressed his team’s COVID-19 issues that caused the postponement of two Red Wolves’ games, revealing for the first time that he had a bout with the disease.
“We’ve dealt with positive cases in the past, but this is the first time we’ve dealt with a lot of guys who actually felt sick, including myself. I’ll be honest. I tested positive and I ran a fever for 10 days,” he said.
“I know that’s going to take a lot of people by surprise. I didn’t announce it like (Florida State coach) Mike Norvell did, but at the time there were a lot of other things going on. But we knew we weren’t playing so I knew I wasn’t actually going to miss a game.”
Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson said Monday he had a fever for 10 days while battling COVID-19. (Photo: Justin Ford, USA TODAY Sports)
Anderson said it was a lack of available players at two position groups that forced the postponement of games against Central Arkansas and Tulsa, which followed the team’s big win at Kansas State.
The Red Wolves should finally get back on the field for Saturday’s Sun Belt opener at Coastal Carolina.
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