Two Indiana Fever players test positive for COVID-19, team delays travel to Florida

Two Indiana Fever players test positive for COVID-19, team delays travel to Florida

Players and staff from 11 of the 12 WNBA teams will arrive in Bradenton, Florida today at the IMG Academy as the league begins its return-to-play plan.

The Indiana Fever is the one team not making the trip Monday.

The Fever announced this morning the team will delay departure to Florida after two players recently tested positive for COVID-19.

"After consultation with the WNBA and league health officials to ensure all players and staff are as healthy and safe as possible, the team is expected to arrive at IMG Academy later this week," the news release said.

The Fever will delay their travel by at least five days in "an abundance of caution due to the CDC's close contact self-quarantine requirements," the league said in a statement.

Of the 137 WNBA players tested between June 28-July 5, seven tested positive, according to the league.

"Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until she satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician," the league said.

The WNBA aims to return to action later this month with a shortened 22-game season, all played at the IMG Academy.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/wnba/2020/07/06/wnba-two-indiana-fever-players-test-positive-covid-19/3286195001/

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