Vinicius Junior Forced To Retake COVID-19 Test After ‘Errors’

Vinicius Junior plays as a forward for Real Madrid (Getty Images)

Vinicius Junior has been forced to sit out training at Real Madrid after “errors” in a COVID-19 test, Zinedine Zidane has revealed, with the club taking precautionary action with their Brazilian forward.

With La Liga action back underway amid the coronavirus pandemic, those involved in competitive action are having to undergo rigorous rounds of testing.

Zidane says the latest of those have “gone badly” at Santiago Bernabeu, with Vinicius temporarily ruled out of his plans as a result.

Vinicius Jr of Real Madrid celebrates a goal during the Spanish King Cup match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad on February 06, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

There has been no indication that the 19-year-old is carrying the disease, but he has not been given the all clear either.

Madrid boss Zidane told reporters ahead of a meeting with Alaves on Friday: “It’s not negative or positive. Sometimes there are errors. When that happens, both we and La Liga decide that the player can’t train.”

“We’ll see how it goes. He’ll have the results of the retaken test later this afternoon and I hope he’ll be with us tomorrow.”

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source: Goal

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