Rutgers wrestling will not be in action this weekend after withdrawing from the quad meet scheduled for Saturday at Indiana because of COVID-19 concerns within the program.
The Scarlet Knights were prepared to face Indiana, No. 7 Nebraska, and No. 23 Michigan State in Bloomington. This is the second time Rutgers will be forced to miss a meet after postponing a Jan. 16 match against Penn State. This match was supposed to take place in Piscataway and the concerns came from the Nittany Lions.
This decision was made by the Rutgers University Athletic Department along with its sports medicine staff.
“The health, safety, and well-being of the student-athletes, the program’s coaching and support staff, and event personnel are the guiding concerns of all decision making within Rutgers Athletics,” Rutgers said in a press release on Wednesday. “The program will resume its dual schedule when its medical staff determines it is safe to do so based on protocols established by the Big Ten Conference.”
Rutgers has just one match remaining on the schedule. It is a dual meet scheduled for Feb. 19 at Maryland. The Big Ten Championships are scheduled for the first weekend of March.
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