Wednesday, August 05, 2020

By Adrian Flanagan 

A Waterford FC first team player who displayed symptoms consistent with Covid-19 has received a negative result, while a second player is to undergo a test this afternoon.

The injured player, who travelled with the first team squad for Saturday’s Premier Division win over Shelbourne on Saturday last, reported symptoms to the then club doctor on Monday morning before undergoing a test yesterday.

In a statement, Waterford FC confirmed that the tested player continues to feel “unwell and will remain in isolation until he’s feeling well enough to train.”

The second player, who didn’t travel to Shelbourne but had previously trained with the first team squad, is due to receive his test results tomorrow.

The news regarding the first test will come as a relief to the club but the resignation of club doctor Sinead Fitzpatrick last night is believed to have raised eyebrows within in the FAI.

Meanwhile, the Waterford News & Star understands that a local club in Waterford has suspended training for “a number of days” for their underage and youth teams as a precautionary measure after one of their members reported suspected symptoms of the virus.

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