Sport news REVEALED: Southampton striker Danny Ings has tested positive for Covid-19 and his manager admits he 'may have been contagious' when he scored winner against Liverpool Metinews.com
MetiNews.Com - Danny Ings returned a positive Covid test following their win over Liverpool and was potentially contagious during the game, according to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Breaking News ! Southampton forward Danny Ings returned a positive Covid test following their win over Liverpool and was potentially contagious during the game, according to manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.Ings has been in isolation since that match and is due to come out of it on Friday ahead of their game with Leicester City.Ings, 28, played 77 minutes and scored Southampton's winner in the match at St Mary's on January 4. He had tested negative before the game. Danny Ings tested positive for Covid-19 after the win over Liverpool and has isolated Ings celebrates with his Southampton team-mates after scoring the winner against Liverpool ¿¿ "Danny Ings is out, now in self isolation" Ralph Hasenhuttl confirms Danny Ings will miss their next game due to having to self-isolate pic.twitter.com/w4PXdT3PP0— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 14, 2021 Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted Ings may have been contagious during the game RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next It's make-or-break time for Liverpool with TEN games in just... MARK CLATTENBURG: Stop being a hypocrite Jurgen, your guys... Southampton's Premier League clash with Leeds POSTPONED to... Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip in race against time to be... Share this article Share The striker celebrated with his team-mate after netting the winner but Hasenhuttl confirmed there had been no other positive tests in his squad since. Hasenhuttl was speaking about the latest guidelines urging footballers to cut out close contact in their goal celebrations when he revealed Ings's status. Speaking ahead of Southampton's trip to Leicester on Saturday evening, he said: 'After the last game against Liverpool, we had one positive test. Danny Ings has been out now for 10 days in self-isolation. 'That [Ing's result] meant that in this game maybe also he was contagious I think its 48 hours before a positive test you can be and we had no further positive tests so far and that means our protocols we are sticking to and our guidelines we really follow them and are very disciplined are definitely good and when you stick to these guidelines then you can also work like we do it every day together, celebrate together. Ings, who may have been contagious during the game, is challenged by Thiago Alcantara'We did it after the Liverpool game we did it in the game and I think this is the answer enough. You never know but this showed me when you stick to the protocols that you have [you can] control the risk.'And it's the reason why the Premier League decided to let us play football and this is what we are doing.'For me, part of football is the duels, part of football is defending a set-piece where you're standing together and part of football is celebrating when you score a goal and I think the protocols and experience we made so far shows that it works.'Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy missed the Liverpool game after a positive test. Liverpool have not announced any positive Covid results since their game at Southampton. Sportsmail has contacted Liverpool for comment. Ings' positive test comes as football is under enormous scrutiny for how it is responding to the coronavirus pandemic and Whitehall sources have told Sportsmail there is 'growing frustration' over Covid rule breaches among players. Ings lobs the ball home to earn Southampton's victory over Liverpool earlier this monthAs an elite sport it is allowed to continue when most of the activities in the country are curtailed during the national lockdown aimed at reducing sky-high rates of coronavirus infection.Ministers have considered shutting the game down and insist it is hard to justify the additional freedoms it enjoys when the public see footballers flouting the rules they have to follow, including group hugs, dressing room celebrations, as well as going to parties.
.This was followed by breaches of Covid rules on and off the field in the FA Cup third round when players celebrated goals in huddles and enjoyed a singsong and drank champagne together in the dressing room after two matches.And now, with the return of Premier League fixtures, players have marked the majority of goals with celebratory scrums, which have horrified health experts for the poor example they set and infuriated frustrated politicians. All of this has increased calls for the game to be shut down. PREMIER LEAGUE COVID-19 TEST RESULTS FOR 2020-21 SEASON Round 1: Aug 31-Sep 6 - 1,605 tested, with three testing positive.Round 2: Sep 7-13 - 2,131 tested, with four testing positive.Round 3: Sep 14-20- 1,574 tested, with three testing positive.Round 4: Sep 21-27 - 1,595 tested, with 10 testing positive.Round 5: Sep 28-Oct 4 - 1,587 tested, with nine testing positive.Round 6: Oct 5-11 - 1,128 tested, with five testing positive.Round 7: Oct 12-18 - 1,575 tested, with eight testing positive.Round 8: Oct 19-25 - 1,609 tested, with two testing positive.Round 9: Oct 26-Nov 1 - 1,446 tested, with four testing positive.Round 10: Nov 2-8 - 1,646 tested, with four testing positive.Round 11: Nov 9-15 - 1,207 tested, with 16 testing positive.Round 12: Nov 16-22 - 1,530 tested, with eight testing positive.Round 13: Nov 23-29 - 1,381 tested, with 10 testing positive.Round 14: Nov 30-Dec 6 - 1,483 tested, with 14 testing positive.Round 15: Dec 7-13 - 1,549 tested, with six testing positive.Round 16: Dec 14-20 - 1,569 tested, with seven testing positive Round 17: Dec 21-27 - 1,479 tested, with 18 testing positive Round 18: Dec 28-Jan 3 - 2,295 tested, with 40 testing positive Round 19: Jan 4-Jan 10 - 2,593 tested, with 36 testing positive
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