Premier League: Aaron Ramsdale's positive test for COVID-19 'shook' Bournemouth, says manager Eddie Howe

Ramsdale, who resumed non-contact training last week, confirmed he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the second round of testing, three days after returning a negative result in a first batch of tests.

Reuters May 27, 2020 16:11:15 IST
Premier League: Aaron Ramsdale's positive test for COVID-19 'shook' Bournemouth, says manager Eddie Howe

Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale’s positive test for COVID-19 after his return to training has left everyone at the Premier League club shaken and anxious about their own test results, manager Eddie Howe has said.

Premier League Aaron Ramsdales positive test for COVID19 shook Bournemouth says manager Eddie Howe

File image of Aaron Ramsdale. Image Courtesy: Twitter @AaronRamsdale98

Ramsdale, who resumed non-contact training last week, confirmed he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the second round of testing, three days after returning a negative result in a first batch of tests.

"There was not one positive within our group during the early stages and we were comfortable and felt OK," Howe told the Daily Mail here

“But as soon as you get that one positive test, that changes the mindset of everybody. Suddenly everyone feels vulnerable, everyone is alerted to the fact that this is serious and real. Then the unknown comes into play, that shook us.

“We are now waiting for our next testing times to see if anyone else was in contact with the player. I imagine anxiety is there among the players, I can only imagine they are feeling the same way as I am.”

Clubs began training in small groups with social distancing protocols last week and will vote later on Wednesday on whether to move to the second phase of “Project Restart”, which would allow players to resume close-contact training.

Howe said the current restrictions on training session times also posed a problem for players used to high-intensity training.

“Fifteen minutes is really difficult for them to feel fully prepared because players spend a lot of time getting themselves ready physically for the demands of training,” Howe said.

“The most difficult part is the social distancing, where I’m not allowed to get close to the players.”

Updated Date:

also read

Strategic reforms and rapid vaccination drive put economy on path to swift recovery, says finance ministry report
India

Strategic reforms and rapid vaccination drive put economy on path to swift recovery, says finance ministry report

Sustained and robust growth in agriculture, sharp rebound in manufacturing and industry, resumption of services activity and buoyant revenues suggest that the economy is progressing well, the September review said

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich still unvaccinated due to 'personal concerns'
Sports

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich still unvaccinated due to 'personal concerns'

According to German daily Bild, Kimmich is one of five Bayern players who are unvaccinated. Kimmich says he has reservations about getting vaccinated, "especially with regard to the lack of long-term studies".

Over 96 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India, says Union health ministry
India

Over 96 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India, says Union health ministry

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said