The manager of Chelsea football club, Frank Lampard has confirmed that his new signing, Kai Havertz, has tested positive for COVID-19. The English tactician made this announcement hours before their UEFA Champions League match against Rennes tonight.
Chelsea‘s official Twitter handle shared Lampard’s announcement on Twitter to confirm that the 21-year-old German forward who joined the club this summer from Bayer Leverkusen for €80 million, would not be available for Chelsea’s Champions League match tonight, November 4.
The German international is currently self-isolating from the rest of the squad and he will miss Chelsea’s Premier League match against Sheffield United on Saturday, November 7.
“Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19”, Chelsea tweeted on Wednesday night. “As a consequence, the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.”
Frank Lampard has confirmed Kai Havertz has tested positive for Covid-19. As a consequence the player is now undergoing a period of self-isolation and is not involved in tonight’s Champions League game versus Rennes.#CHEREN— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 4, 2020
So far this season, Kai Havertz, has played in all 7 Premier League matches involving Chelsea and has managed to score a goal and has provided two assists. He has made two Champions League appearances for Chelsea this season and one EFL Cup appearance in which he scored three goals.
Diego Maradona is responding to treatment after Brain Surgery
Argentine football icon Diego Maradona who successfully underwent brain surgery on Tuesday night is said to be responding very well to treatment at Olivos Clinic in La Plata, Argentina, where the football legend is currently admitted.
Futballnews has reported that Diego Maradona was taken to the hospital on Monday to undergo a medical examination which was not related to coronavirus infection as earlier feared. After the examination, it was confirmed that the retired footballer needed surgery to correct the bleeding on his brain.
The World Cup-winning football icon was then operated upon a few days after his 60th birthday. Maradona’s physician Dr. Leopoldo Luque said: “Diego has been responding very well.
“When we removed the drain he laughed, looked at me, grabbed my hand, and the first impression is it is favorable.
“Diego is without any type of neurological deficit, without any type of complication associated with surgery. He has an excellent post-operative period, the laboratory parameters even improved,” Luque told reporters at the clinic.
“He is in a post-operative period and the moods are difficult to assess.
“The first impression is it is favorable, but it is difficult to evaluate. Diego’s evolution is day by day and in principle today he will be in intensive care as well.”