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Seven Pitt players to miss Austin Peay game due to COVID-related protocols

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Earlier, it was known that Pitt defensive end Rashad Weaver would miss today’s football game against Austin Peay, reportedly due to COVID testing. Shortly before kickoff, the athletics department announced that seven players in all would miss the game due to ‘COVID-related protocols’.

The statement was a brief one — and did not name any players. That information will come. Eventually.

Pitt has seven players who will not be in attendance for today’s game against Austin Peay due to COVID-related protocols.

Unfortunately, I expect we’ll see quite a bit of this around the country as the teams that will be playing games are going to have players miss games.

The wording, of course, is interesting. Players were not said to have positive tests — rather, they will miss the game due to COVID-related protocols. That could mean players received a variance of testing results with some positive and some negative, as was apparently the case with Weaver.

Next man up, as they say.

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