What you’re reading could not have come at a worse time for the Florida Gators.
The first wave of the Zika virus, which began in February, was devastating, with at least three patients having died.
The next wave of cases has also taken a toll, with one of the two Florida patients who died from the virus being treated with a drug that can reverse the effects of the virus.
And with two more people confirmed cases in the state, it’s not likely that the Gators will be able to continue playing in the Big Dance in the first three weeks of the new season.
But the team has been working hard to keep things in perspective.
After getting into an altercation at the Florida State Seminole Arena, Florida quarterback Jacob Eason was suspended indefinitely from the team for the next five games and is currently in the hospital.
Eason has been under the microscope since the game with Georgia Tech in the Georgia Dome.
The Gators are now hoping to get back on track on the field this week, when they host South Carolina.
The Gamecocks are still reeling from their loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl on Sunday.
In other words, it won’t be easy for Florida to stay afloat this week.