Leicester City manager, Brendan Rogers has confirmed that at least three of his players are in Self-Isolation after showing symptoms of coronavirus. He said the players whose names were not given, are currently in isolation and away from other team members.
Brendan Rodgers whose team are preparing to take on Watford in the English Premier League game on Saturday in a press conference on Thursday where he spoke about the players who in Self-Isolation, he said that the club has followed advice from doctors.
‘We’ve had a few players who have shown symptoms and signs,’
‘We’ve followed procedures and they’ve been kept away from the squad
‘We’ve self-isolated them and we’ll see how that develops.
‘We’ve had three players (in self-isolation).’ There is the prospect of Premier League games being played behind closed doors as the outbreak continues, which is something Rodgers will accept as the wise course of action, although feels the matches would be ‘totally different’ as a result.
‘From a football perspective it would be a shame but the public’s health is the most important aspect in all of this,’ Rodgers said.
‘We’re guided on that. There are experts in various fields that will be looking at that. ‘The game is about the players and the fans and if you have one not there, it’s not the same. It’s a totally different experience.
‘You saw the athletics championships recently in Qatar, and you felt for the athletes who had been working all this time.
‘There is synergy, it’s what it’s about. You go out when the stands are full and that’s your time to shine.
You’re trying to make your people proud, your city proud. ‘Sport, and in particular football, it’s about the players and the fans.’