An unidentified Norwich player and someone from another Premier League outfit have tested positive for coronavirus in the recent rounds of testing.
The player was one of two positive cases from 1,200 tests and reports confirm he saw action in the recent Spurs friendly held behind closed doors.
He must self-isolate for seven days, which rules him out of Norwich’s Premier League game against Southampton next Friday.
A statement from Norwich read: “Norwich City can confirm that one of its players has returned a positive test result following the recent round of Covid-19 testing.
In line with the Premier League’s protocols, the player will now self-isolate for a period of seven days before being tested again at a later date. The player must return a negative test result before being able to resume training
The club will not name the player in question and asks that his request for privacy and confidentiality are respected at this time” the statement said.
Norwich defeated Spurs on friday but players from either club who may have come in contact with the player will not have to self-isolate, as they are not deemed to have been in contact for long enough, according to Government advice.
The latest results were from the eighth round, which took place across Thursday and Friday. The first seven rounds of Covid-19 testing returned 14 positives and 7,474 negatives.
A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League can today confirm that on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, 1200 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs.
The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency. No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing”.