Samuel Umtiti: Barcelona Defender Test Positive For COVID-19

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Samuel Umtiti (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Friday. 

Umtiti, 26, is currently recovering from his latest injury setback after once more suffering discomfort in his left knee, which has kept him out of action since July. 

And he has now joined fellow defender Jean-Clair Todibo in contracting the virus, although without showing any symptoms or health problems.

“After the tests carried out on Thursday first-team player Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for Covid-19,” Barcelona revealed in a statement released. 

“The affected person is asymptomatic, is in good health and is in isolation at home.”

“The club has informed the relevant sporting and health authorities. It has also traced all the people that have been in contact with the player in order to carry out tests.”

Umtiti’s injuries prevented him from joining up with the rest of the Barcelona squad in Lisbon ahead of Friday’s Champions League quarter-final clash against Bayern, for which he had already been ruled out. 

He has thus had no contact with his colleagues, who all returned negative results in the testing performed prior to the game.

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source: Goal

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