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Coronavirus: Werder Bremen player in quarantine on eve of Bundesliga's return

An unnamed player from Werder Bremen's squad has been placed in quarantine but has not tested positive for coronavirus, the club announced on Friday.

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Coronavirus: Werder player in quarantine a day before Bundesliga return

Werder Bremen confirmed on Friday that one of their players has been placed in a two-week quarantine just one day before the Bundesliga is set to resume. Football in Germany's top flight is set to return on Saturday, having been suspended since March as a result of the coronavirus pandemicWerder explained the unnamed player has not tested positive but that a member of his close circle has contracted Covid-19.

Werder Bremen issue Covid-19 statement

A statement read: "A member of the SV Werder Bremen first team has been placed under a two-week quarantine, after a member of his personal circle tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.  Although the player himself tested negative during all previous rounds of testing, the decision to place him under quarantine was made in conjunction with the Bremen health authorities.  The player has since tested negative on two occasions."

Sporting director Frank Baumann added: "As a result, our team and our staff are not under any risk. This shows that the medical protocol is working and that infected individuals can be identified early on in order for the necessary measures to be implemented."

Bundesliga all set to return tomorrow

The Bundesliga is due to be the first of the major European leagues to resume since being halted due to the coronavirus crisis. Bremen, who are 17th in the table, face Bayer Leverkusen at home on Monday.