Norwich player tests positive for Covid-19
Days before the Premier League restarts on June 17, Norwich City have confirmed that one of their players has tested positive for Covid-19.
On Saturday night, the Premier League issued the following update:
The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday 11 June and Friday 12 June, 1,200 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs.
Norwich have since confirmed that one of their players tested positive. The Canaries have revealed:
Norwich City can confirm that one of its players has returned a positive test result following the recent round of COVID-19 testing.
In line with the Premier League’s protocols, the player will now self-isolate for a period of seven days before being tested again at a later date. The player must return a negative test result before being able to resume training.
To be clear, the identity of the footballer is currently unknown.
Norwich City can confirm that one of its players has returned a positive test result following the recent round of COVID-19 testing
In line with the Premier League’s protocols, the player will now self-isolate for a period of seven days before being tested again at a later date
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) June 13, 2020
Norwich footballer will miss Southampton
The Canaries are back in action on Friday when they take on Southampton at Carrow Road.
Of course, this is a huge game for Norwich as they are aiming to lift themselves off the foot of the table to stay in the Premier League.
Daniel Farke’s Anglians have 21 points, while they are 6 points from safety.
Following their Covid-19 announcement, the unnamed Norwich footballer has been ruled out of the Southampton game.
Norwich footballer played vs Tottenham
On Friday, Tottenham took on Norwich at their empty north London stadium in a warm-up game before the restart of the season.
Sky Sports have confirmed that the player who later tested positive for Covid-19 played against Spurs. Readers are told:
Sky Sports can confirm he played in Friday’s behind-closed-doors friendly against Spurs.
Norwich beat Tottenham 2-1 on Friday, but players from either club who may have come in contact with the player will not have to self-isolate, as they are not deemed to have been in contact for long enough, according to Government advice.
How Tottenham have reacted to the Norwich Covid-19 result
BBC reporter Simon Stone has received an update from Tottenham following the positive Norwich Covid-19 test result.
Spurs seem confident that none of their players were infected.
“Our testing has continued to return only negative results for COVID since one positive reading was confirmed almost two weeks ago.”
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) June 14, 2020
Tottenham 1 – Norwich 2
Here’s what we know about the friendly.
Mario Vrancic scored the winner for Norwich with a superb free-kick from distance.
Erik Lamela gave Spurs the lead, while Josip Drmic levelled for the Canaries.
It’s also worth noting that the game was split into four 30 minute quarters.
Mario Vrancic with a stunning game winner for Norwich in their friendly against Tottenham 👌
(via vrancy8/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/pYs0BPbMWB
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 13, 2020
Jose Mourinho after Norwich
This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.
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