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Les Miles has been cleared to return, but will not travel with team this weekend

Les Miles has been cleared to return to team activities, but has decided not to travel with the team to West Virginia for their game on Saturday.

Miles recently tested positive for COVID back on the 8th of October and had been serving his quarantine.

Below is the statement from Miles:

“Yesterday, I received clearance from Kansas Team Health to travel with our football team to Morgantown. I am very grateful for the high level of care that I have received throughout my time since I tested positive for COVID-19 early last week. I continue to feel healthy and strong, and was fortunate to only have mild symptoms.

“However, after much consideration and several in-depth conversations with the medical team, our coaching staff, and Kansas Athletics administration, I have made the difficult decision to not make the trip to West Virginia. While my 10-day isolation window was completed this morning, there is too much still unknown about this virus for me to feel 100 percent confident that I won’t transmit it to someone who comes into close contact with me on the team charter, hotel or at the game Saturday.

“As we continue to work our way through this pandemic, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff that make up this great team. As the head coach, it is up to me to set the right example for our student-athletes, and that is what I am doing with this decision by not traveling with the team.

“I met with our players and staff this morning to let them know that I will not be traveling with them to West Virginia and they fully appreciate and support my decision. This was a difficult thing for me to communicate with them, but we have had to make a lot of tough decisions throughout this pandemic and I feel that this is the best decision for the health and safety of our players and staff. As a head coach, I always want to put my players in position to play with confidence and I feel that by making this decision I am doing that.

“Joshua Eargle will fill in as acting head coach for the game and I know he will represent us well. I have full trust in my coaching staff and know our student-athletes are in great hands. I look forward to rejoining the team in-person on Sunday. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”

See the full statement here.