Ex-Leeds, Liverpool winger Kewell tests positive for Covid-19

Oldham Athletic manager Harry Kewell reacts during the game against Morecambe at the Globe Arena, Morcambe September 15, 2020. — Reuters pic
Oldham Athletic manager Harry Kewell reacts during the game against Morecambe at the Globe Arena, Morcambe September 15, 2020. — Reuters pic

LONDON, Oct 21 — Former Australia international Harry Kewell, who is in charge of England Football League Two side Oldham Athletic, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and entered self isolation, the club said.

The 42-year-old Socceroos great, who played for Leeds United and Liverpool in the Premier League, felt unwell at the weekend and was tested, which came back positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

He missed Oldham’s 1-1 draw with Carlisle United on Tuesday and the club said he would also miss their game against Port Vale on Saturday and Southend on Oct. 27 as he spends at least the next 10 days in isolation. “The daily screening protocol and guidance from the EFL and government is still being followed in what is still a challenging time for all,” the club said on their website.

“Finally, the club would like to wish Harry a quick recovery and look forward to welcoming him back once it is safe for him to do so.”

Kewell’s later playing career was blighted with injury after several stellar seasons with Leeds, although he still played until 2014 with stints in Turkey, Australia and Qatar.

He joined Oldham in August. — Reuters

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