Thursday, October 6, 2022

Saka withdraws from England squad after positive Covid test

Bukayo Saka has withdrawn from the England squad after testing positive for Covid-19.

The winger was reportedly unwell yesterday at the training camp, and this evening it was confirmed he would miss the games against Switzerland and the Ivory Coast.

An England statement read, “Bukayo Saka has left the England camp having tested positive for Covid-19.

“The Arsenal player had been isolating from the rest of the squad at St George’s Park since Wednesday and has now returned home.

“No further replacements are planned with a squad of 24 in place for the forthcoming fixtures.”

Via Twitter, Saka said: “I am gutted to withdraw from England camp but I have tested positive for Covid-19 and I will be isolating until I am negative.

“I’ll be supporting the boys from home this weekend and I can’t wait to be back doing what I love soon 🙏🏿”

Get well soon, Bukayo.

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Arslet

I hope, and believe, that it’s not serious so it might be for the best. There’s nothing to gain playing friendlies and Saka’s been kicked all over the place so a rest might be for the best.

Goonerink

Let’s hope it’s asymptomatic and he’s free from isolation by the time we start up again

IamsterdamGooner

Yeah lets hope its just mild and he recovers quick! Can take a while to recover physically after it and it could impact his game 🙁 have a swift recovery, Bukayo!🤞🏽💪🏾

TeeCee

So, you reckon we’re using Dr Klopp’s patent covid tests then?

(Dr Klopp’s: All results as accurate as a scouser’s testimony in court.)

Glenn

Yeah, let’s hope it’s not serious. It seemed to take ages for ESR to come back.

davorsuker

Ødegaard, Pepe (Giroud) on the scoresheet

JimetheGooner

Pepe on his right foot!

Roy

If its not serious covid. I hope he gets the rest!

Nzini

It’s crazy because no soccer player has died from this virus

PeteyB

Seems a few got pretty sick. Havertz had a rough time… but not many pro footballers will have the kind of underlying health issues that made covid most dangerous.

jiggernaut

because the vaccine does its job.

BongoGooner

Best protection of a xhaka brain fart

Get well bukayo

Collibosher

There’s always one …

ParteyPants

Have a day off

King 14enry

Safe to assume that Saka getting COVID is also Arteta’s fault, and never would have happened if Saliba was playing week in week our for us?

Some of you “fans” need a time out.

A Different George

Wenger out.

ImarnuelAFC

Get well soon Buks

Woolwich Tiern time

Im not the one to have downvoted this but we are not calling him Buks

Cliff Bastin

This virus is really annoying. Also I hope Ben White doesn’t lose his mind while playing with Maguire.

Nketibag

At this rate he’s going to have to carry maguire

Thierry Bergkamp (Xhaka Out)

Better now than a couple weeks time

Reiss Neverseen & El Dicteta

Take it easy Kayo.

shokim

Get well soon, B! Can’t wait to see you back on the pitch.

Tapps

Somebody downvoted this?!?!?!

Thierry Bergkamp (Xhaka Out)

Pepe fans maybe?

SPC

Was it linked to the end of the Villa game where he goes into the crowd to give his shirt away and gets mobbed by fans?

chepetin

I assume he got it from Tyrone Mings’ right foot. Lord knows that was in contact with Saka a fair amount

KingKolo

Impeccable timing. Get will soon Bukayo!

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