AFL star Conor McKenna has tested positive for COVID-19 putting the entire footy season in doubt
- Essendon Football Club’s Conor McKenna tested positive for the coronavirus
- It’s believed he’s asymptomatic and was tested twice after the first was positive
- The season may be in doubt as the AFL must test his teammates and officials
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An AFL star has tested positive for the coronavirus which may put the entire season of football at risk.
Essendon Football Club’s Conor McKenna recently returned home to Ireland just as the coronavirus pandemic hit but came back to Australia in July and spent 14 days in quarantine.
It is understood that McKenna is asymptomatic and was tested twice for COVID-19 after his first test came back positive following his return.
He was planned to make a return for the Bombers at a game against Melbourne at the MCG on Sunday, but that match may be delayed until next month as the entire team has been tested for the virus.
The AFL season may now be in doubt as an investigation has begun into how many teammates or club officials may have been infected.
Essendon Football Club’s Conor McKenna (pictured) has tested positive for the coronavirus which may put the entire AFL season in doubt as an investigation has begun into how many teammates or club officials may have been infected
McKenna will be forced into isolation from his club but there are fears that his entire team may be put into quarantine as they trained with him on Saturday morning.
Players who are playing on Sunday are required to be tested at Marvel Stadium on Friday.
They are ten alerted by text message on Sunday with their results.
This means McKenna’s teammates will find out if they are infected with the coronavirus on Saturday.
More to come.