The San Diego State football team is dealing with a bizarre situation ahead of the start of the 2017 season.
It’s not something you hear of often, but San Diego State head coach Rocky Long announced the Aztecs are currently dealing with a chickenpox outbreak.
Three players have been diagnosed and Long is hopeful that it will not impact anyone else on the roster.
“I’m afraid that it might not be just three of them,” Long said, via Kirk Kenney of the San Diego Tribune. “The team’s been together for a whole week now. It’s dramatic if we lose a few more. What if it hits 10 other ones?”
The three players who have been diagnosed are linebacker Tyler Morris, linebacker Temerick Harper and offensive lineman Ryan Pope. Long detailed how the three players are often around each other.
“Tyler Morris was the first one to get it,” Long said. “Temerick Harper sits right next to him in meetings and Pope is Temerick Harper’s roommate. (Senior safety) Trey Lomax is Tyler Morris’ roommate, but Trey had it when he was a little kid.”
San Diego State kicks off its 2017 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 2 against UC Davis. Hopefully the entire team will be healthy and no one else will come down with chickenpox before the opener.
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