Eder Militao tests positive for Coronavirus and could miss Brazil’s games
The Brazilian has been diagnosed with Covid-19 after the club’s latest round of medical checks, having played the full 90 minutes of a 4-1 victory over Huesca on Saturday.
The 22-year-old will now be forced to self-isolate for the next 10 days at the very least but Madrid have confirmed that he is the only member of the first-team squad to have contracted the illness.
“Real Madrid CF announces that our player Eder Militao has given a positive result in the Covid-19 tests carried out yesterday Sunday morning,” a statement on the Blancos’ official website reads.
“All the other players and the coaching staff of the first team, as well as all the club employees who work directly with them, gave negative results in that same test.
“Likewise, it is confirmed once again that all of them, with the exception of Eder Militao, have given negative results in the antigen tests carried out this morning.”
Militao will also sit out Madrid’s trip to the Mestalla to face Valencia on Sunday, and will have to post a negative test before their next La Liga clash against Villarreal on November 21 in order to return to Zinedine Zidane’s line-up at El Madrigal.
The positive diagnosis also means Militao could miss Brazil’s upcoming World Cup Qualifiers in the international break. Seleção take on Venezuela on the 14th of November before another crunch clash against Uruguay four days later.
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Militao has made three appearances for Real this season, including their Champions League opener against Shakhtar Donetsk. Since making his debut for the Brazil national team back in 2018, he has made six appearances till date.