Chelsea midfielder Kai Hewartz has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolated.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard confirmed Hawartz’s positive test ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Rennes.
“It’s important because he took a positive test for Covid in the testing going on in this game,” Lampard said. BT support.
“That’s why he’s out of the team, he’s isolated because there are doctor’s orders and we move on. He is different from that time and we want him well at home.
“Since then everyone has been tested as a whole team and we have had negative tests, so hopefully this is the case we are taking, everyone is negative and we will move forward in a short time.”
Hewartz’s positive test comes just hours before England’s four-week shutdown, during which the Elite Games have been given the green light to continue.
The 21-year-old German international joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen in September and has so far made his debut in the club’s Premier League and Champions League fixtures.
Chelsea have not confirmed whether Hawartz is in isolation, but he will miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United, which is live on Sky Sports.
His involvement in Germany’s upcoming preparations is also in doubt, with Joachim Low’s side hosting the Czech Republic for a week before the National League matches against Europe and Spain.