Two Manchester City Players Confirmed Positive for Coronavirus
Two Manchester City players Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker have tested positive for Covid-19. The two players, along with two members of staff, will self-isolate in accordance with Premier League and government protocol.
Man City will likely be without the duo for their English Premier League games, the first which is on Boxing day Newcastle United and Everton which comes two days later and Chelsea on January 3.
Gabrel Jesus’ obvious replacement Sergio Aguero is being eased back after a knee issue and played 16 minutes on Tuesday. The 23-years-old Brazilian forward has scored four times this season but was missing through injury for a month while 30-year-old Walker has been a virtual ever-present for Pep Guardiola’s side.
England right-back Walker apologised in May for breaking coronavirus rule during the lockdown, he broke the guideline laws twice. Manchester City are eight points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool, with a game in hand.