Saskatchewan Roughriders cancel Tuesday practice due to COVID outbreak

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders will not be practicing on Tuesday due to an outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the organization.

The team issued the following statement explaining the situation on Monday.

Several members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and their support staff have recently tested positive for COVID-19. As the team travelled together across the country, all players, coaches and staff will undergo mandatory testing for the next several days. The Club is working with the CFL Medical Committee and following all COVID-19 policies and procedures set by the CFL.

Out of an abundance of caution, the team will not practice on Tuesday but is expecting to resume all on-field activities on Wednesday.

The Riders recently returned to Regina from Halifax, where the team stayed before playing in the Touchdown Atlantic game last Saturday. The club lost to the Toronto Argonauts by a score of 30-24, dropping to 4-2 on the season.

The CFL was forced to reschedule one game in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak which affected the Edmonton Elks. Saskatchewan is next scheduled to play on Saturday, July 23 at home in a rematch with the Argos.