They began the season playing in empty arenas, taking d…

They began the season playing in empty arenas, taking daily COVID-19 tests and following strict protocols. Though players and coaches could return home and spend time with family in between practices and games, they could not attend large indoor or outdoor gatherings. Some of those restrictions have loosened once players became eligible to receive the vaccine in April. But players have still experienced burnout, while often playing games every other day. “That has been tough on sleep,” Love said. “That potentially has long-term effects on your body that can be bad. It might have even led to some of the injuries that have taken place, and some people getting sick.”
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