Players are “scared,” says Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, about the possibility of returning to action in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Premier League hopes to reopen the season on June 8th, which will allow players to be back in full training by May 18th. Top-flight clubs will meet on Friday to discuss restart options.
“Many players are terrified because they have kids and friends,” said Aguero, 31.
Sergio Aguero is concerned
According to El Chiringuito, Argentina’s multinational television channel Sergio Aguero added: “I’m afraid, but I’m here with my girlfriend and I won’t be in touch with other men. I locked myself up in my house and my girlfriend is the only one I could infect.
“They say there are people who have it who have no signs yet can infect you. That’s why I’m here at home. Maybe I have the disease and I don’t even know.”
The Premier League has stopped till after March 13 due to coronavirus. But both teams remain committed to playing the remaining 92 games this season.
Players should practice behind closed doors. And some trainings are available on free-to-air tv by the league.
Senior FA and Premier League medical directors will be attending a video conference on Friday with medical professionals from the rugby union, cricket and athletics. Along with Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam. To explore the medical and health implications of returning to competition.
Sergio Aguero also said that as they return to work, he and his team-mates would be “very anxious and very vigilant.”
“If one person is sick we’ll say ‘oh what’s going on here?'” he said. If training continues until social distancing guidelines are at ease. BBC Sport agrees that players should get into test for coronavirus twice a week. And also checked for symptoms on a regular basis.
At a drive-through NHS testing facility to which each club would have access. They will also carry out all the checks by health professionals.