Spanish professional footballer and Barcelona full-back, Sergi Roberto Carnicer, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Catalan club announced this new case of coronavirus in a statement on its official website today, Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
The club also reported that the player is asymptomatic and is self-isolating at home.
“After the PCR tests carried out this Tuesday, the first team player Sergi Roberto has tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement read. “The footballer is in good health and is isolating at home following the recovery from the injury that occurred on November 21.
“The club has informed the competent sports and health authorities. In addition, all the people who had contact with the player have been traced to carry out the corresponding PCR tests”.
The 28-year-old was featuring in Ronald Koeman’s squad until he suffered an injury in the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid on November 21, and was forced off the field. He was unavailable for the cules victory over Osasuna on Sunday for this reason and is not expected to return to action until the new year.
“It should be remembered that Roberto suffered a tear in the rectus femoris in his right thigh at the end of Atlético de Madrid-Barça (1-0), an injury for which he will be away from the pitch for approximately two months.”