Bournemouth confirm one of their players has tested positive

Date published: Sunday 24th May 2020 1:38

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Bournemouth revealed that one of their players is among the two positive tests recorded among the latest 996 tests on Premier League players and staff.

Although all positive tests are announced anonymously, Bournemouth took the step of revealing they were one of the two top flight clubs affected by the lastest tests.

A Bournemouth statement read: “AFC Bournemouth can confirm that one of its players has tested positive for Covid-19, following the club’s second round of testing.

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“Medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed, and the club asks for this to be respected.

“In line with Premier League protocols regarding positive tests, he will self-isolate for a period of seven days before being tested again at a later date.

“Following strict adherence of the Premier League’s return to training regulations, the club’s training ground remains a safe working environment for players and backroom staff, who will continue to be tested for Covid-19 twice per week.”

The unnamed Bournemouth player, and the other positive test, will now self-isolate for seven days.

In the first round of testing six people were shown to have the virus, including Watford defender Adrian Mariappa and Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan.

After clubs unanimously voted last Monday to resume limited group training, players up and down the league have returned to their training grounds with team-mates this week after more than two months away.

But there are still concerns among players, with the likes of Watford captain Troy Deeney and Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante staying away over safety fears.


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