Carlos Fernández, positive for Covid-19

Sevilla reported this morning that Carlos Fernández tested positive for Covid-19 after the PCR to which he was subjected yesterday. The forward, who had not exercised with his teammates when he noticed symptoms the day before, was separated according to the protocol after confirming his positive for Coronavirus. In addition, the club warns that tests have been carried out on the rest of the squad and the training that had been planned for today was postponed. It is thus a new setback for Julen Lopetegui, who will not be able to count on the striker for Saturday’s meeting against Celta and who crosses his fingers so that there are no more problems in the rest of his squad.

The statement from the Seville club warned of the news: “Sevilla striker Carlos Fernández, tested positive in PCR tests to detect Covid-19 that were carried out on Tuesday first thing in the morning. The player noticed any symptoms on Monday night, so he was isolated as required by the protocol, he underwent the PCR test and already on Tuesday he did not participate in the morning session held in the sports city “. DIn this way, the results of the tests are now awaited for the rest of the players so that the Nervionense team can continue with its planned plan with a view to the league clash this Saturday.

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Carlos Fernández was counting on the confidence of Lopetegui in the last matches and started with many options to be a starter in Saturday’s appointment. Both De Jong and En-Nesyri, their competitors in the attack, have been present with their teams in this break and pointed to a possible rest to try to regain strength with a view to the tough schedule. It is a severe setback for the striker, who will try to be at Lopetegui’s orders as soon as possible after complying with all the protocol.