Southern Miss interim head coach Scott Walden has examined constructive for COVID-19 simply days earlier than the Golden Eagles journey to Liberty on Saturday.
The college confirmed the constructive case on Tuesday morning, including that Walden instantly left the Duff Athletic Middle to self-isolate at residence.
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“Earlier this morning I examined constructive for COVID-19,” Walden stated in an announcement. “I’m tremendous and have gentle to no signs. I’m quarantining again residence till it’s secure to rejoin the group.”
He continued: “I wish to thank Golden Eagle Nation for all of their help for our program throughout this troublesome interval. I wish to thank our gamers and employees for persevering with to be extremely resilient throughout such an unstable time.”
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The varsity stated that Walden would take a PCR check on Wednesday to substantiate the outcomes however they didn’t say if he’ll be capable to journey with the group as they tackle the Liberty Flames.
“Our group will proceed to work diligently in preparation for our sport this Saturday towards Liberty,” the coach added.
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Walden was named interim head coach in September after Jay Hopson resigned from the put up only one sport into the 2020 season. The Golden Eagles are 1-3 this season.