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Aberdeen player who had coronavirus returns to training

The unnamed Dons player, who remained asymptomatic, is following strict protocols.

Aberdeen player who had coronavirus returns to training SNS

An Aberdeen player who tested positive for coronavirus is returning to training on Wednesday after a spell of self-isolation.

The Pittodrie club announced on July 1 that an unnamed player had tested positive for covid-19 and would face a spell on the sidelines, according to the protocols in place for the return of professional football.

Aberdeen players have been back in training since last month as they prepare for the start of the Premiership on August 1, and began contact training last week.

An Aberdeen spokesperson said: “The club can confirm the first team squad member who tested positive for COVID-19 will return to Cormack Park tomorrow to begin his “Return to Play” protocol, which is mandatory for all those who have tested positive.

“The player, who remained asymptomatic throughout, has been following the appropriate isolation procedures since the positive test and the medical team are now satisfied he has met all the criteria to start a graded return to full training.

“All other players continue to produce negative results as part of our mandatory testing regime provided by The Aberdeen Clinic, and together with the stringent hygiene and safety measures in place at Cormack Park we are confident the precautions the Club is taking are working effectively.”