Sergi Roberto, the Barcelona defender tests positive for coronavirus

Barcelona defender, Sergi Roberto has tested positive for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Spaniard is currently out injured after picking up a knock on November 21 during the match against Atlético Madrid, which leaves him on the sidelines for up to two months.

He has now been dealt a setback in his recovery after contracting Covid-19.

The club said in a statement;

‘After the PCR tests carried out on Tuesday, first-team player Sergi Roberto has tested positive for Covid-19. 

The player is in good health and is isolating at home following his recovery from the injury that occurred on November 21.

The club has informed the relevant sports and health authorities, and all those who had contact with the player were tracked via further PCR tests.

 Roberto suffered a rupture in the femoral rectus of his right thigh at the end of the Atlético Madrid v Barça game (1-0), an injury that means he will be out of action for about two months.

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