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Saskatchewan Roughriders see additional 6 players test positive for COVID-19

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A total of 10 Saskatchewan Roughriders players have now tested positive for COVID-19 – Jul 20, 2022

A total of 10 Saskatchewan Roughriders players have now tested positive for COVID-19.

The team has had 13 players and five staff members test positive this week, while 10 remain in COVID-19 protocol.

The recent rash of COVID cases in the Riders locker room has caused the cancellation of practices on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We’ve had cases in just about every position, so it’s pretty spread out,” Roughriders General Manager and Vice-President of Football Operations Jeremy O’Day said.

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Player safety remains a top priority for the Riders, who are in continual contact with the leagues medical committee.

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“We’re trying to make sure that they’re staying safe, not only masking up and social distancing, but also doing that when they’re at home,” O’Day added.

The team is scheduled to host the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday evening, a game that is at risk of cancellation.

Saskatchewan hasn’t practiced since last week and hasn’t been on the field since last Saturday’s loss at the hands of those same Argonauts in the Touchdown Atlantic game in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

“We definitely have to be able to practice,” O’Day said. “I think that you start to get into a little bit of player safety concern if you send a team out there that hasn’t practiced.”

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