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Kansas State Missing Nearly 20 Players Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

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The Kansas State Wildcats are heading into a bye week and the timing could not be better. The outbreak was among the team’s younger players that has left the Wildcats without a scout team in practice this week.

Wildcats coach Chris Klieman said Tuesday that the outbreak has sidelined “upwards of 20 guys.” Because of this, Klieman said, “we’ve got to be really creative in what we do this week because we have a few young guys that have had it, and if they haven’t they are probably in quarantine or isolation.”

But still, the timing is not ideal for the Wildcats who are coming off a loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys and have now lost two in a row after getting off to a 4-0 start in Big 12 play.


Klieman said the Wildcats also wouldn’t practice as long as they normally do because of the lack of numbers. In recent weeks we’ve debated whether or not Kansas State is still a Big 12 contender, and while it’s not looking as good as it was a couple of weeks ago, a win next week against Iowa State puts the Wildcats in the thick of the race with only two games remaining.

Kansas State at Iowa State kicks off on Saturday, November 21st at 3:00 p.m. CST.

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