Posted by ButterBall Devil on August 13, 20 at 09:33:12:
In Reply to: My thought is why weren't the other 3 conferences posted by Cactus Crunch on August 13, 20 at 08:59:26:
ESPN has the following in a recent story.
"Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, has been found in at least five Big Ten Conference athletes and among several other athletes in other conferences, according to two sources with knowledge of athletes' medical care."
Sure - 5 players out of the 1,000's of players, administrators, etc., may not seem like a lot - but still, in trying to create and define a "standard of care", it is difficult to reconcile allowing the games, practices, etc., with the risk. Obviously, the easy answer is to go the route of the Big10 and PAC12.
But what needs to be better understood - and there may not yet be sufficient data and information even available - is whether the system can guard against not only myocarditis, but any other significant side effect of COVID.
We would all benefit from an opportunity to better understand the nature of the 5 Big10 atheletes, and the circumstances involved. But apparently, more disclosure will not be provided.
At the end of the day, without immunity for good faith decisions, the risk of liability to the institutions is considered too great - by the Big10 and PAC12, but apparently, addressable by the other conferences.
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