The FA Cup third-round tie between Aston Villa and Liverpool is doubtful after Villa introduced the closure of its Bodymoor Heath coaching floor on Thursday, resulting from “a big COVID-19 outbreak” on the membership.
Thursday’s coaching session was canceled forward of Friday’s schedule conflict with the Premier League leaders. It’s unclear presently whether or not or not Aston Villa would have sufficient gamers and workers members accessible, by way of check outcomes and call tracing, to satisfy the fixture.
A lot of first group gamers and workers returned optimistic checks after being routinely examined on Monday and instantly went into isolation.
A second spherical of testing was carried out instantly and produced extra optimistic outcomes [on Thursday].
Relating to Friday’s fixture, the membership’s assertion additionally mentioned “discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the membership, the Soccer Affiliation and the Premier League.”
Southampton’s third-round tie with League One facet Shrewsbury City, beforehand scheduled for Saturday, has already been postponed.
The Premier League introduced on Tuesday its personal season-high variety of COVID-19 circumstances from final week’s rounds of testing.
Within the first week of Premier League gamers and workers being examined twice every week in the course of the 2020-21 season (beforehand they have been examined as soon as per week), there have been 28 optimistic outcomes out of 1,311 checks between December 28-31, whereas 12 new positives outcomes got here from 984 checks taken from January 1-3.
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Aston Villa coaching floor closed after ‘vital COVID outbreak’ initially appeared on NBCSports.com