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Minnesota will not practice Tuesday due to positive COVID-19 tests

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The Gophers will hold virtual meetings on Tuesday instead of a regular practice schedule

NCAA Football: Purdue at Minnesota Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Minnesota announced Monday evening that the football team will not practice on Tuesday as a result of presumptive positive COVID-19 tests on Monday. The program hopes to be able to return to a regular practice schedule on Wednesday.

Here is the full statement:

Upon the advice of medical experts, the University of Minnesota football team will not practice on Tuesday and will conduct all meetings virtually as a result of presumptive COVID-19 positive tests Monday. The team’s goal is to return to a regular practice schedule on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s game at Wisconsin. An update will be provided when additional test results are returned and more information is available.

Minnesota was without 22 players against Purdue on Friday night due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing, and injuries. If the Gophers are forced to pause team activities altogether or drop below the threshold of available players required by the Big Ten to be able to compete, Saturday’s game against Wisconsin could be cancelled.

We’ll keep you posted on further developments.