Jordan Lewis wonders if Melbourne’s setup at the training centers at Casey’s Fields in Calabids helped him dodge a COVID bullet.
A scare at the Demons Camp on Thursday when they learned that a player had appeared on the Tier 1 cove site, meaning they would have to test and isolate for 1 day.
If that player had tested positive, Friday night’s top-table blockbuster would have been canceled and the AFL season would have been thrown into chaos.
However, the player, whose name is not yet known, is currently in the rehabilitation group.
Lewis, who works as a part-time coach at DES, said the players were training the main team for the ellipse, which could have saved them in the event of a positive test.
“It’s ridiculous, isn’t it? When Melbourne sets up Casey, there are two ellipses, ”Lewis said AFL Nation.
“If you’re in rehab, you’re really in another oval. You do not participate in any activity in the main oval.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“The player came back negative and we’re here, but who knows what would happen if he went the other way.”