Barcelona have been hit by a coronavirus scare after saying that Sergi Roberto has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The 28-year-old has not featured for the Blaugrana since struggling an damage within the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on November 21, that means he was unavailable for his or her victory over Osasuna on Sunday afternoon.
And the club announced on Wednesday morning that Roberto wouldn’t be obtainable for choice even when absolutely match, having examined optimistic for the coronavirus. Barça confirmed in an announcement that the versatile star is in isolation, and they’ll start testing any members of workers who’ve lately come into contact with the contaminated participant.
“After the PCR assessments carried out this Tuesday, the primary crew participant Sergi Roberto has examined optimistic for COVID-19,” the assertion learn. “The footballer is in good well being and is isolating at dwelling following the restoration from the damage that occurred on November 21.
“The membership has knowledgeable the competent sports activities and well being authorities. As well as, all of the individuals who had contact with the participant have been traced to hold out the corresponding PCR assessments.
“It ought to be remembered that Roberto suffered a tear within the rectus femoris in his proper thigh on the finish of Atlético de Madrid-Barça (1-0), an damage for which he will probably be away from the pitch for roughly two months.”
The membership will probably be hoping to return all adverse outcomes from any workers or gamers who might have met with Roberto in current days, in order to keep away from the opportunity of an outbreak all through the crew.
Roberto’s damage to his thigh means he’ll miss the vast majority of Barça’s hectic winter schedule, together with key defenders Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti, all of whom are struggling health woes of their very own.
Ronald Koeman’s males tackle Ferencvaros on Wednesday night, having already comfortably confirmed their development to the knockout phases of the Champions League.