Chickenpox Situation At San Diego State Improving
A few players were held out awaiting test results.
Chickenpox outbreak seems to have slowed down
The chickenpox situation at San Diego State seems to be running its course. There were still more than 10 players who sat out practice awaiting test results to confirm if they are or are not sick.
The total amount of players who are confirmed with chickenpox is up to five with the additions of offensive lineman Antonio Rosales and wide receiver Fred Trevillion who have fallen ill.
These players are likely to be out anywhere from a week to three as they recover, and that could put a few players in jeopardy in the Sept. 2 season opener against UC Davis.
There were some players who were experiencing symptoms with itching and taken off the field, but most returned to the field as it was all in their head.
“It takes a couple of days,” said head coach Rocky Long after Tuesday practice. “They have some pimples and rashes on them, but when you play football and wear shoulder pads you get acne and stuff since you’re sweating so much and stuff is rubbing. It’s all psychological.”
Practice was cancelled on Monday to be able to scrub down the facilities and the scrimmage planned for Wednesday will go on as planned.
One player who has suffered a long line of injuries throughout his career at San Diego State and that is linebacker Tyler Morris.
He suffered an ACL injury in his freshman and junior years and was expected to be part of the rotation. His case of the chickenpox is said to be the worst amongst those who have it.
Offensive lineman Ryan Pope suffered a minor case of the chickenpox and was out practicing with the first unit on Tuesday.
The worst seems to be behind San Diego State with this minor outbreak of the chickenpox.