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Michigan State Spartans’ defensive end Jacub Panasiuk to redshirt due to coronavirus

EAST LANSING (AP) – Michigan State defensive end Jacub Panasiuk says he’s redshirting this season because of concerns about COVID-19.

Panasiuk said on his Twitter account that he intends to come back and finish his senior year at Michigan State.

“Our country is facing difficult times with many unanswered questions regarding COVID-19,” Panasiuk said.

Michigan State’s football team just finished a 14-day quarantine period based on testing that took place last month. Team activities resumed Wednesday, and practice is scheduled to start Friday.