The variety of confirmed instances of the coronavirus within the Barcelona squad swelled to 10 on Thursday, doubtlessly jeopardizing the crew’s return to league play after Spain’s winter break of almost two weeks.
Sergiño Dest, Philippe Coutinho and Abde Ezzalzouli are the newest players to contract COVID-19, Barcelona stated. They are self-isolating at residence and the crew stated they have been “in good health.”
The membership already introduced this week that Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti, Gavi, Jordi Alba, Alejandro Balde, Clement Lenglet and Dani Alves had examined optimistic and have been isolating.
Barcelona can also be depleted by accidents going into Sunday’s match at Mallorca in seventh place.
Real Madrid stated Wednesday that 4 players — Vinicius Jr., Thibaut Courtois, Federico Valverde and Eduardo (*10*) — examined optimistic for COVID-19 forward of Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Getafe.
During the break, Dest and Vinicius had posted pictures on Instagram of their respective journeys to Miami. They included court-side pictures at a Miami Heat basketball recreation and photos with star Jimmy Butler. Vinicius’ account included one in every of him with Heat guard Tyler Herro. They all wore masks within the pictures.
On Wednesday, the Heat was unable to meet the NBA’s requirement of eight accessible players for the sport in opposition to San Antonio, main to it being postponed. Miami had 12 players listed as out due to a mixture of accidents and optimistic virus exams.
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