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Source: Basketball Health Situation Improving; Plan Is To Play Tomorrow

An update on the BC basketball E. Coli situation

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

After Boston College confirmed an outbreak of possible E. Coli cases linked to the Cleveland Circle Chipotle that sickened 8-10 basketball players, there was some serious doubt over whether tomorrow night's game at Providence could be played, with ESPN's Andy Katz saying the game was in doubt.

According to a source on the BC basketball staff, things now "seem to be headed in the right direction" with a few players no longer showing symptoms. The source said that the plan is "to practice today and travel to Providence on Wednesday."

The Eagles had to cancel practice yesterday as 10 players were too sick to practice and an 11th, Eli Carter, was nursing an ankle injury. BC practices at 11:45, so at that time we should have a better idea about who is healthy enough to suit up for the Eagles and make the trip to the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Wednesday night.

We don't know which BC basketball players are ill but we do know Dennis Clifford missed Sunday's game with what was termed as food poisoning. Once we know more, we will provide an update.

Providence College is ranked #15 in the nation and will be a daunting challenge on the road for BC Wednesday even at full health, so this could be a tough one tomorrow night.