AFL club Melbourne has confirmed that players and staff have tested coronavirus today and will be separated until they receive a negative result, while an unnamed player will work a 14-day mandatory separation.
- Melbourne AFL club COVID is awaiting test results to determine if their game with the Western Bulldogs on Friday can move forward.
- ABC Sport learns that a daemon player is participating in Melbourne’s COVID-1 expos exposure sites
- Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin was scheduled to hold a press conference on Thursday morning, but the club sent a warning that a cancellation had been sent.
Players, regardless of their outcome, have been forced to comply with government regulations after visiting the Tier One exposure site.
The club expects the rest of the playing team and staff, with negative results, to be removed in time for tomorrow night’s clash with the Pendi, the Western Bulldogs.
In a media statement released Thursday afternoon, the club said they were “confident” there would be some setbacks in their Round 11 preparations.
Earlier, Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin was scheduled to face a media video conference, but it was canceled.
On Wednesday night, the league confirmed that Saturday night’s game between Gold Coast and Heather would not play as planned in Darwin.
At the end of this week, it has not been announced whether the game will be relocated or postponed.
Richmond was scheduled to host the Adelaide Cows at the MCG on Sunday – the game will move forward, but it has been moved from the MCG to Sydney.
Stability is likely to take place at the Giants Stadium given the Sydney Play Carlton at the SCG on Sunday afternoon.