Arsenal prima Bukayo Saka has been forced to retreat from the England squad aft investigating affirmative for coronavirus, with the Three Lions electing not to telephone up a replacement.
The 20-year-old reported for work astatine St George’s Park on with the remainder of the squad astatine the commencement of the week, taking portion successful a grooming league connected Tuesday.
But helium started to consciousness sick connected Wednesday and had been isolating distant from the squad successful his room; though it was not initially thought to beryllium Covid, the winger has present returned a affirmative trial and been sent home.
A connection from the FA connected Thursday evening confirmed: ‘Bukayo Saka has near the England campy having tested affirmative for Covid-19.
‘The Arsenal subordinate has been isolating from the remainder of the squad astatine St. George’s Park since Wednesday and has present returned home.’
Saka posted a connection connected societal media aft his withdrawal, saying: ‘I americium gutted to retreat from the England campy but I person tested affirmative for Covid-19 and I volition beryllium isolating until I americium negative.
‘I’ll beryllium supporting the boys from location this play and I can’t hold to beryllium being backmost doing what I emotion soon.’