Brighton forward Glenn Murray has questioned why the Premier League is in a rush to complete the season.
The competition was halted in March but looks set to return next month, despite the coronavirus still causing death in the UK.
And Murray thinks the Premier League should hold off on returning until the virus is brought under control.
"[The league] does need to go on, but if we give ourselves a little bit more time, the country will be back up and running again, we'll have learned more about this virus, we won't necessarily have a vaccine, but we'll be better prepared to deal with it if anyone does get it," Murray told Sky Sports.
"I can't understand after loosening the lockdown why we're in such a rush to get it back when we could just wait a month and see if things go to plan. Why not see how the country copes with lessening the lockdown without starting unnecessary sports when people are dying all around us, and the death rate is still high."