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Footy star tests NEGATIVE for COVID-19 in bizarre twist to AFL coronavirus saga

Footy star now tests NEGATIVE for COVID-19 days after positive result as AFL coronavirus saga takes a twist

  • Essendon Bombers star Conor McKenna has tested negative to coronavirus
  • McKenna returned to Melbourne from Ireland and spent 14 days in quarantine
  • He tested negative five times before returning a positive result on Saturday 
  • The Bombers v Melbourne Demons match was delayed due to the scare
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Conor McKenna has tested negative to coronavirus after an ongoing saga which saw the Essendon Bombers star return a positive result to the virus.

Essendon Football Club released a statement on Tuesday evening confirming his negative result.

‘Essendon Football Club can confirm Conor McKenna has returned a negative result to his COVID-19 swab test on Tuesday, June 23,’ the statement read.

‘It has also been reconfirmed that the two swab tests taken on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 were both positive results.

Conor McKenna has tested negative to coronavirus after an ongoing saga which saw the Essendon Bombers star return a positive result to the virus 

The 24-year-old was seen spitting and blowing snot while his teammates stood close by during a training session

The 24-year-old was seen spitting and blowing snot while his teammates stood close by during a training session 

‘The club will work with relevant medical experts over the coming days to further understand these results.’

It comes after McKenna returned to Melbourne from Ireland and spent 14 days in quarantine where he tested negative five times before returning a positive result on Saturday. 

McKenna initially tested negative on Wednesday. Then on Friday he returned an irregular result, before another test returned positive on Saturday.  

The Bombers’ round three game against the Melbourne Demons at the MCG was delayed due to the scare. 

Just a day earlier the 24-year-old was seen spitting and blowing snot while his teammates stood close by during a training session. 

Manager Peter Jess confirmed McKenna would need to undergo two more test starting on Wednesday. 

‘But what I’m struggling with is if the science tells us that the guy is a negative and that somehow he’s recovered in 48 hours of being positive of the virus that this is some feat,’ Jess said.

‘James has tested negative, negative, negative right through the testing regime.’

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