Key Georgia staff member reportedly tests positive for COVID-19
Georgia has reportedly seen its own director of sports medicine contract COVID-19 just days before the Bulldogs travel to Charlotte to take on Clemson.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chip Towers, Ron Courson, who has been with the university for over 25 years, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Towers reports that the team was made aware of the positive test on Wednesday.
As Towers notes, given Courson’s constant contact with Georgia student-athletes and coaches, there will certainly be a need to keep an eye out for any positive cases within the athletic department, especially among the football team with their game against the Tigers looming.
Head coach Kirby Smart has praised the efforts of Courson in educating Bulldogs players about the importance of being vaccinated, with more than 90 percent of the team having been fully inoculated.
”Ron and his staff have done a tremendous job making sure that guys feel comfortable getting the vaccination. We feel really comfortable with where we are,” Smart said during his press conference at the beginning of preseason on Aug. 6.