AFL star Conor McKenna has tested positive for COVID-19 putting the entire footy season in doubtEssendon Football Club’s Conor McKenna tested positive for the coronavirus It’s believed he’s asymptomatic and was tested twice after the first was positiveThe season may be in doubt as the AFL must test his teammates and officialsHere’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
An AFL star has tested positive for the coronavirus which may put the entire season of football at risk.
Essendon Football Club’s Conor McKenna recently returned home to Ireland just as the coronavirus pandemic hit but came back to Australia in July and spent 14 days in quarantine.
It is understood that McKenna is asymptomatic and was tested twice for COVID-19 after his first test came back positive following his return.
He was planned to make a return for the Bombers at a game against Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday, but that match may be delayed until next month as the entire team has been tested for the virus.
The AFL season may now be in doubt as an investigation has begun into how many teammates or club officials may have been infected.
Essendon Football Club’s Conor McKenna (pictured) has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be forced into isolation from his club but there are fears that his entire team may be put into quarantine as they trained with him on Saturday morning
McKenna will be forced into isolation from his club but there are fears that his entire team may be put into quarantine as they trained with him on Saturday morning.
Players who are playing on Sunday are required to be tested at Marvel Stadium on Friday.
They are ten alerted by text message on Sunday with their results.
This means McKenna’s teammates will find out if they are infected with the coronavirus on Saturday.
The AFL season may now be in doubt as an investigation has begun into how many teammates or club officials may have been infected (pictured: AFL boss Gillon McLachlan who will hold a press conference on Saturday)
AFL boss Gillon McLachlan previously said before Round 1 that if any player tested positive, the season would be automatically shut down.
This policy was revised before the start of Round 2 as the AFL was confident they could keep the season going with stronger protocols in place.
The AFL has planned to confirm McKenna has tested positive after the match between North Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday.
More to come.
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