The Louisville Cardinals are off to a strong start on the court, as they stand a perfect 4-0 and are ranked 22nd in the nation about a month into the 2020-21 season.
Off the court, however, the team has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as hard as anyone in the nation.
Thursday, Cardinals head coach Chris Mack said that 90% of his team has contracted and then recovered from COVID-19.
Chris Mack says 90% of his #Louisville team has had COVID-19 and recovered. Guess that's good news, but wow.— Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) December 17, 2020
While this means that most of the Cardinals roster is likely immune to another COVID infection and that their schedule should go uninterrupted, it is a scary thought as long-term effects of the virus remain unknown.
Florida’s Keyontae Johnson, who had been infected and since recovered from COVID-19, collapsed on the court during the Gators loss to Florida State last week, and he’s still hospitalized.
Hopefully, all players on the Cardinals roster continue to stay healthy and do not feel any long-term effects from the virus as they look to get back on the court Saturday vs. Wisconsin before hosting Kentucky next week.