UAB football continues routine testing after possible COVID-19 exposure

UAB football continues routine testing after possible COVID-19 exposure
Tyler Johnston III (Source: UAB Athletics/Football)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with UAB football say they were told by South Alabama that some Blazers players may have been exposed to COVID-19 during last Thursday’s game.

We’re told UAB is following C-USA protocol and tested Sunday. Those results indicated zero positive cases. Players and personnel will tested two more times prior to Saturday’s game with UTSA.

South Alabama, however, has postponed football workouts and agreed to postpone their rivalry game with Troy this weekend.

“We are obviously disappointed for our team but certainly respect this decision,” Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. “This is a tremendous rivalry game for both teams and fan bases, and I appreciate South Alabama Athletics Director Joel Erdmann and the Sun Belt Conference for their open lines of communication during this process.”

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