Chelsea wonderkid, Callum Hudson-Odoi has become the first Premier League player to test positive for Coronavirus COVID-19.
Hudson-Odoi recounted displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and stayed away from the club since then. His test result was returned on Thursday night.
In a statement late on Thursday night, Chelsea confirmed that the midfielder had been struck down by the COVID-19 and had gone into self-isolation.
The statement said: “Callum displayed symptoms similar to a mild cold on Monday morning and has not been at the training ground since then as a precaution.
“However, his test came in positive this evening and he will undergo a period of self-isolation. Despite testing positive for the virus, Callum is doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible.”
The 19-year-old become the first Premier League player to be confirmed as having contracted the virus.
The is coming hours after Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, was also confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus late on Thursday night.
The Premier League are due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday morning to look at the status of future fixtures and the ongoing season.