The Blues star tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week, and will now be under quarantine for another seven days.
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has shown that he’s entered into a week-long self-isolation period after recovering from symptoms of coronavirus.
The 19-year-old delivered a message to fans via social websites offering an update on his health, after being officially diagnosed with Covid-19 on Thursday.
“Hi guys, as you might be aware I had the virus for the past few days, which I have recovered from,” Hudson-Odoi started.
“I am after the health guidelines and self-isolating for the week. I hope to see everyone soon and hopefully be back on the pitch quite soon. Take care.”
Chelsea responded to Hudson-Odoi’s favorable coronavirus evaluation by partly closing their training centers, with Saturday’s scheduled Premier League meeting with Aston Villa in Stamford Bridge now likely to be postponed.
The Blues also have cancelled Frank Lampard’s usual pre-match news conference, together with the whole men’s squad, training team and backroom staff set to join Hudson-Odoi in self-isolation.
Hudson-Odoi’s case was followed by a positive evaluation for Arsenal director Mikel Arteta, which immediately resulted in the club’s away fixture against Brighton this weekend being called off.
The Premier League is due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday morning to check at the status of prospective fittings and the ongoing season.
The World Health Organisation have raised the coronavirus outbreak into a pandemic, with La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 all shutting up shop to contain the spread of this illness.
English football is very likely to take the very same actions to combat a crisis that looks set to worsen in the coming weeks.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy declared his decision to self-isolate after a family member was admitted to hospital with symptoms of Covid-19.
Three Leicester City players have followed the very same protocols, with head coach Brendan Rodgers issuing another statement: “We have had a couple of players that have shown signs and symptoms [of coronavirus]. We have followed processes and [as a precaution] they’ve been kept away from the group.”