Mendy in self-isolation amid coronavirus fears

first_imgManchester City defender, Benjamin Mendy, was at the centre of a coronavirus scare on Thursday night. A relative of Mendy is understood to have suffered respiratory problems at the player’s home, with the player himself now having been told to self-isolate. Mendy will now be ruled out of City’s Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium, which is going ahead, despite their Champions League tie against Real Madrid next week having been suspended. A City spokesman said: “The club is aware that a family member of a senior men’s team player is in hospital with symptoms of a respiratory illness “He has undergone tests at hospital, one of which is for Covid-19. Until the results are known, the player in question in self- isolating as a precaution.” A member of Real Madrid’s basketball team tested positive for Covid-19 leaving the football team to self-isolate. It comes after three Leicester players have shown symptoms of the coronavirus and are self-isolating as a precaution.Advertisement Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers revealed the news in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match at Watford . Leicester subsequently released a statement in which they said the unnamed trio were first-team players who had “presented with extremely mild illness” in recent days. The club said the players had been advised by the NHS that their symptoms were “consistent with common seasonal illness” and that a seven-day period of self-isolation was appropriate, with there having been no recommendation that further testing would be necessary. Leicester added that the players’ symptoms “remain mild and self-manageable”. Rodgers said: “We’ve had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus). “We’ve followed procedure and they have been kept away at this moment from the rest of the squad and then we’ll see how that develops.” Read Also:Mendy eyes long run at Man City after injury nightmare The Northern Irishman, who confirmed it was three players involved, added: “This is about health. This is more than football, this is players and their families and children, so any risks that are there for their health and everyone else’s, we have to mitigate against that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Incredibly Looking Albino AnimalsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This Loading… last_img

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