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Kroos' season could be over after covid-19 contact

Toni Kroos' availability for the LaLiga title run-in has been thrown into doubt after he was asked to isolate due to a covid-19 contact.

Real Madrid midfielder Kroos in isolation after close contact with positive COVID-19 case

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has been placed in isolation after being in contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus. All tests conducted on Kroos up until this point have come back negative but he is now at home as per covid-19 protocols.

Madrid are playing away against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in their penultimate LaLiga game of the season.

They are locked in a thrilling title race with Atlético Madrid and Barcelona, as their city rivals lead the standings by two points with only two matches to go.

Real Madrid issue Kroos covid-19 statement

"Real Madrid reports that our player Toni Kroos is currently in isolation after being in contact with a person who has tested positive for covid-19, although all tests carried out on the player have come back negative," read a statement from the club on Friday.

It will be hoped that Kroos' situation does not evolve as Fede Valverde's did last month.

Valverde initially had to isolate due to being a close contact before producing a positive test five days later which then ruled him out of a key Champions League match with Chelsea.

Kroos has been a key figure for Madrid this season, featuring in 28 of their league matches.

After a gruelling schedule, he was rested by Zinedine Zidane last time out against Granada ahead of the testing trip to San Mames.