Sydney FC star and Socceroo Rhyan Grant tests positive to Covid-19

Sydney FC star and Socceroo Rhyan Grant tests positive to Covid-19
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The A-League has been plunged into chaos after one of Australia’s biggest soccer stars tested positive to Covid-19.

Sydney FC has confirmed a player tested positive to Covid and it is being widely reported the player is veteran defender Rhyan Grant, who also plays for Australia.

He is understood to have tested positive after becoming symptomatic on Sunday night.

The 30 year old Socceroo star is fully vaccinated and will be out of action for at least two weeks.

Grant is believed to have only minor symptoms and be in good spirits.

Grant’s teammates players and club football staff have since undergone PCR and daily rapid antigen testing with everyone returning a negative result so far.

Sydney FC star and Socceroo Rhyan Grant tests positive to Covid-19
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‘We have taken every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of our players and staff, who are considered casual contacts,’ chief executive Officer Danny Townsend said in a statement.

‘No further players or staff members have reported any symptoms, however they have all taken tests to be sure.

‘Sydney FC and the APL follow the strongest protocols to ensure we minimize any risk to our staff, players and Members and fans, and hopefully there will be no further cases as a result of these procedures.

Sydney FC’s FFA Cup tie against Macarthur FC on Wednesday night is still expected to go ahead as planned.

The club is yet to record its first round of the season after the first three rounds.

More to come. 

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