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John Calipari says no Kentucky players have tested positive for coronavirus

As we hear more and more news of athletes and coaches throughout the world of sports testing positive for the coronavirus, Kentucky head coach John Calipari brought nothing but good news to the table on Tuesday regarding his own team.

During a morning video conference with the media, Calipari confirmed today that – while not specifying how many tests were given out and which players took them – no one on the team has tested positive for the coronavirus.

He did, however, note that one player went home and came down with the flu.

“First thing is, none of our players have tested positive,” Calipari said. “One of our players went home, had the flu, and they went and had him tested [for coronavirus]. It was negative.”

Despite the (mostly) good news, the Kentucky head coach instructed his team to stay away from older family members at all costs.

With UK’s busy travel schedule to close out the year, Calipari doesn’t want his team taking any unnecessary risks.

“I told every player when they left, if you have older grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc., stay away,” he said. “You were in Texas, Florida, Nashville, all within a period of time, traveling the way we travel. Touching people you don’t know.

“Do not go near them.”

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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