Sitting Out in a Tournament + Stats

Loyal Poker Copilot user Terence describes a common tournament situation:

Two players have been sitting out for the first 36 and 50 hands respectively. You would believe these two are so tight if you didn’t know they’d been sitting out. Their true stats turned out to be around 30% to the flop not 2% and 50% to the flop not 3%.

Can you please do something about this or at least include the option ‘count hands sitting out’ or not.

It’s a problem…officially the players are “sitting in”, paying antes and blinds, losing money, and possibly even sometimes winning. But actually the players are “away from keyboard”.

What’s your opinion in how to treat players sitting out in a tournament? Record stats or not?