Carlton have recorded 4 positive COVID assessments following their beautiful AFL victory over Richmond on the MCG.
The membership stated senior coach Michael Voss, star midfielder Jack Martin and two soccer staffers entered isolation on Friday.
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Martin recorded 13 disposals and kicked one aim in 75 per cent recreation time towards the Tigers.
“Importantly, Michael, Jack and our staff are feeling well, which is the number one priority here obviously and they will now isolate for the required periods of time,” soccer boss Brad Lloyd stated.
“All had tested negative prior to interacting with the football program (on Thursday), however by today all four had returned a positive result.
“The impact of COVID-19 is still clearly a reality that we remain mindful of, so we will make the necessary adjustments, adapt and remain focused on our goal for the next week – which is preparing for a strong performance next Thursday night.”
The result has soured Carlton’s celebrations following their first victory in spherical one since 2012.
Senior assistant Ash Hansen is predicted to coach the Blues towards the Western Bulldogs subsequent Thursday evening, offered he continues to test destructive.
Carlton is just not anticipated to have entry to its COVID top-up checklist, which options 20 of the membership’s VFL gamers, together with latest AFL gamers Will Hayes and Ben Crocker.
The information comes amid a COVID cluster at Collingwood involving the lads’s and ladies’s groups.
Will Hoskin-Elliott and assistants Brendon Bolton and Josh Fraser are in isolation and won’t attend Friday evening’s AFL opener towards St Kilda.
In the meantime, the Pies’ request to postpone their AFLW qualifying closing on account of a big outbreak was granted by the AFL on Thursday.
Collingwood had been on account of tackle the Brisbane Lions on the Gabba on Saturday evening, however the AFL determined that it received’t go forward as deliberate.
The AFL is but to verify a brand new date for the sudden-death closing.
The opposite qualifying closing between North Melbourne and Fremantle at Arden St on Saturday will go forward as scheduled.
AFL competitors administration boss Laura Kane stated the league acquired a request from Collingwood to postpone their match.
AFLW COVID-19 tips states a group is required to have a minimal 16 primary-listed gamers and 5 train-on gamers accessible to play.
“The health and safety of all members of the Collingwood AFLW program remains the priority and we will continue to work closely with both clubs,” Kane stated.
“Working alongside the club, it has been determined Collingwood would not be able to participate in a match this weekend.
“While the ongoing pandemic continues to impact and challenge our competition and our wider community, we remain committed to progressing the finals series as safely as possible.”
West Coast have additionally confirmed Liam Ryan will miss the Eagles’ AFL opener towards Gold Coast on account of well being and security protocols.
Former North Melbourne participant Declan Mountford has been added to the West Coast squad as a COVID top-up participant.