Coronavirus: Portsmouth Players James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett Test Positive

Portsmouth

Portsmouth have announced that three of their players have tested positive for Coronavirus. James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett all had their tests return positive from the second batch of results that the club received yesterday.

Portsmouth Players James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett Test Positive for Coronavirus

 

Portsmouth Players Self-Isolating

All three players have gone into self-isolation as a result of their tests. All will continue to follow the current medical advice.

All of the club’s players and first-team staff were tested for the virus earlier this week and they still waiting for around half of the results to come back.

What Was Said?

Chief executive Mark Catlin said: “I received the news last night and immediately spoke to Kenny and head physio Bobby Bacic. Kenny and I then spoke to all three players.

“Football is not immune from this virus and I can assure you that it only really hits home when those that you know contract it.

“All three players were in good spirits and perfectly calm – showing mild or no symptoms – and are looking forward to overcoming it as quickly as possible.

“We once again urge everyone to follow the current government guidelines.”

EFL Latest

The Football League joined the Premier League in extending the suspension of the season to April 30.

FA rules usually dictate that a season must be finished by June 1, but authorities have agreed to extend that period indefinitely owing to the ever-changing situation with the virus.

A statement read: “We’re united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.”

 

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