Leicester Players Showing Signs And Symptoms Of Coronavirus
Brendan Rodgers

Leicester Players Showing Signs And Symptoms Of Coronavirus

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has confirmed reports that some of his players have shown symptoms and signs of coronavirus.

The manager has revealed that a few members of the Foxes first-team squad have been forced to take in a period of self-isolation.

The names of the players who have been kept away from the rest of the first-team fold have not been disclosed and it remains to be seen what view authorities will take on the situation at the King Power Stadium.

At the moment, the Premier League game against Watford which is fixed for Saturday is due to take place.

“We've had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus)," the former Liverpool and Celtic boss said during a press conference.

“We’ve followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad.”

The Premier League has had one game postponed already, with the match between Arsenal and Manchester City which was supposed to hold on Wednesday being called off after members of the Gunners staff came into contact with Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis – who has tested positive for Covid-19 - during a Europa League encounter between the two clubs.

There's been a halt in sporting activities across the globe, with leading divisions in Europe being forced into postponing and suspending games.

In the Seria A, Juventus defender, Daniele Rugani, and Sampdoria striker, Manolo Gabbiadini, contracted the virus, causing league action to be paused till further notice.

The Spanish La Liga has also revealed that they will be doing likewise for the next two rounds of fixtures.

Although Rodgers is hoping that turnstiles can remain open in England, he has warned that both his team and their domestic rivals must listen and adhere to the advice of relevant authorities.

“Of course, from a football perspective, it would be a shame, but the public’s health is the most important aspect in all of this," he added

“Working in football, it’s about having that agility to move with what’s happening in football. We’re guided by football and federations. We have to press on with our work and prepare as normal.

“The game is all about the players and the fans. If you have one of those not there, it’s obviously not the same.”

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