Tide and Tigers game in jeopardy after LSU sees multiple players test positive for COVID
The status for the defending national champion LSU Tigers’ annual battle against the Alabama Crimson Tide is up in the air. The game may not be played this Saturday due to LSU experiencing multiple players test positive for COVID-19. On Monday, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said multiple players, including an unspecified amount of starters from all three units of the team, will be unavailable because of the pandemic and the contact tracing involved.
LSU has worked in accordance with the SEC on possible solutions moving forward. As of Monday, the game between Alabama and LSU is on for 5 p.m. Saturday in Death Valley on CBS. However, the game may not be rescheduled to a later date if postponed due to scheduling conflicts and the surrounding circumstances of what Orgeron has called a “fluid situation.”
The Tigers have limped out to a slow 2-3 start to the season plagued by quarterback issues regarding the pandemic. Alabama rose to the top spot in the national rankings after Clemson lost in double overtime at Notre Dame. For more sports coverage, click here.