A Norwich City player is set to miss the restart of the Premier League season after testing positive for coronavirus.
The unnamed player was one of two positive results from the 1,200 checks across the division on Thursday and Friday and he must now self-isolate for seven days before being tested again.
The Canaries face Southampton on Friday in the first game following the Premier League’s resumption.
One individual at another club, as yet unidentified, also tested positive.
The Canaries player in question won’t be named by the club, but he did play for Norwich against Tottenham in a friendly on Friday.
Players from both clubs who may have come in to contact with the player will have to self-isolate as they will not have deemed to have been in contact for long enough, according to Premier League advice.