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Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry tests positive for coronavirus

The club said in a brief statement on Tuesday that the 25-year-old Gnabry is "doing well" and is in quarantine at home. He is Bayern's first player to test positive for COVID-19.

By: AP | October 21, 2020 12:18:03 pm
Serge GnabryBayern Munich's Serge Gnabry trained earlier Tuesday with his teammates in the final training session for Atl?tico Madrid's visit in the Champions League on Wednesday night. (Reuters File)

Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry has tested positive for the coronavirus, and more tests for his teammates were planned Wednesday morning before the defending champion’s opening game of the Champions League.

The club said in a brief statement on Tuesday that the 25-year-old Gnabry is “doing well” and is in quarantine at home. He is Bayern’s first player to test positive for COVID-19.

Gnabry trained earlier Tuesday with his teammates in the final training session for Atl?tico Madrid’s visit in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

It was unclear what effect Gnabry’s positive result would have on the rest of the team. His teammates were to undergo more tests on Wednesday morning.

More positive results would not automatically lead to Wednesday’s game being postponed. UEFA rules say games can go ahead as planned if a team has 13 available players, including at least one goalkeeper.

But Bayern will be hoping that local authorities do not order the whole squad into quarantine.

Gnabry had started each of the team’s four Bundesliga games so far, scoring a hat trick in the season-opening 8-0 rout of Schalke.

Gnabry played for Germany in its Nations League game against Switzerland last Tuesday. He equalized with his heel for the home side to draw 3-3.

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