Ducks call off practice due to positive tests

Five players test positive, causing team to scrub second scrimmage
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Out of extreme caution, Saturday's Oregon football practice inside Autzen Stadium was canceled due to five positive antigen tests within the program.

These are the first positive tests within the football program since daily testing began. All five are asymptomatic, in isolation and being monitored by medical staff.

The health and safety of UO student-athletes is and will continue to be the athletic department's top priority. Local health authorities have been notified and contact tracing is in process.

"I wish I had answers to some of the questions you might have; I don't," UO head coach Mario Cristobal said during a previously scheduled conference call with media timed for after the scrimmage. "I just wanted to provide you with transparency, let you know exactly where we are today.

"The scrimmage was canceled; tomorrow we are testing the entire team again, which is normal policy anyway, and (conducting) follow-up PCR tests for the other guys that had tested positive as well. And then from there we'll see what the next steps are."

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