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Two Tennessee Basketball players test positive for COVID-19

UT athletics confirmed to WBIR that a second player on Tennessee Basketball's team tested positive for COVID-19.
Credit: Louis Fernandez
Tennessee men's basketball holds its media day prior to the start of the 2019-2020 season.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A second Tennessee men's basketball player has tested positive for COVID-19, a Tennessee athletics spokesperson confirmed to WBIR. 

Voluntary workouts are still taking place, according to UT Athletics. 

This comes after a Tennessee male student-athlete test positive for COVID-19 on Friday, June 19th. 

"After testing several domestic members of our men’s and women’s basketball teams, one male student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19," the University said in a release. "With a plan already in place, our Sports Medicine staff immediately activated isolation and contact-tracing protocol in collaboration with the Knox County Health Department. We are encouraged by this affirmation that our procedures work."

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The athletes were not named. 

These are the only confirmed cases with student-athletes at Tennessee. 

Tennessee Football returned to campus on Monday, June 8 and according to head coach Jeremy Pruitt, all of his players have tested negative. 

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