Other than taking an impact on all football leagues and tournaments across the globe, a the novel Coronavirus pandemic has also been detrimental towards the footballers themselves, as a number of players have contracted the virus. The latest confirmation comes from England, as Premier League side AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has tested positive of COVID-19.
While football is making a slow return in the European continent, EPL clubs had received a green light to resume their training as the English top flight is eyeing a resumption of their current season soon.
Although performing their practice session with maintaining the social distancing guidelines and other precautionary measures, the Bournemouth squad has already undergone two rounds of testing. While it was negative in the first test, Aaron Ramsdale’s second tests results came out positive.
Even though the club did not disclose his name after the second testing, Ramsdale himself confirmed the news.
Speaking to The Sun, the English shot stopper revealed that he had been outside for a ‘shopping trip’ after the first test results, and is guessing that he contracted the virus from there.
“My test last Monday before we started training was negative. So this last week, I’ve done the usual things like going to the supermarket and going to the petrol station to fill my car up,” Ramsdale said.
“I’ve been just as careful as before on lock down and it seems to be a shopping trip where I’ve caught it,” the 22 year old added.
Even though he is not showing any symptoms, Ramsdale is now self-isolating at home, but has praised Bournemouth for their support.
He continued: “The club have been fantastic. The players and especially the staff have been saying if we need anything to just ask. Things like shopping, they’ll leave it at the door.”
A youth product of Sheffield United, Ramsdale joined The Cherries in 2017, and has made 27 appearances. In 2018 he was loaned out to Chesterfield FC, and to AFC Wimbledon in the next year. The youngster plays for the England U21 squad, and has made 7 appearances.