Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson said his program is “coming over a hurdle and starting to look like ourselves” on the heels of postponing two games due to COVID-19 cases.
And on Monday during a meeting with local reporters, Anderson revealed that he was among those in the program who tested positive.
“It’s one thing to see a list of guys who are going to come out of isolation on paper. It’s another thing for guys to feel well enough to play and to put them in a position to play safely,” Anderson said via KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, Arkansas. “We’ve dealt with positive cases in the past, this is really the first time we’ve dealt with a lot of guys that actually felt sick, including myself. I’ll be honest with you. I tested positive and I ran a fever for 10 days.”
Anderson said he tested positive on Sept. 16, the Wednesday after his team’s upset road victory over Kansas State. Arkansas State won that game despite leaving “close to 20” players behind, including 10 starters, due to COVID-19 issues.