Hannover 96 defender, identified as Timo Hubers, has been tested positive for dreaded coronavirus, become the first professional player to be diagnosed with the virus in Germany.
However, the 23-year-old German footballer is in quarantine at home while the rest of the playing staff will be tested as well, as a precaution.
Furthermlre, Gerhard Zuber, sporting director of the German club said: ‘Timo behaved in an exemplary manner.
‘He shows no symptoms himself. So far, when he found out that a person who had been with him at the event was tested positively, he reported directly to the doctor and temporarily went into quarantine at home. ‘
#H96-Profi Timo #Hübers ist positiv auf das #Corona-Virus getestet worden. Da der 23-Jährige seit der Ansteckung keinen Kontakt zu seinen Teamkollegen hatte, ist nicht davon auszugehen, dass sich Mitspieler bei ihm infiziert haben. 👇 #NiemalsAllein ⚫⚪💚https://t.co/MBVQOdDnI1
— Hannover 96 (@Hannover96) March 11, 2020
According to the club’s website, it is assumed that Hubers picked up coronavirus at an event on Saturday evening.
“It is assumed that Hübers got infected at an event in Hildesheim on Saturday evening. Since the 23-year-old has had no contact with his teammates since the infection, which can be precisely localized, it cannot be assumed that teammates have become infected with him. Nevertheless, we will act responsibly – the entire professional squad, trainer team and staff will be tested for the virus as a precaution,” the club said in a statement.