Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall has announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19 in a statement on his Instagram story on Tuesday.
The forward was quick to state that he is in good health though, and highlighted the importance of staying indoors whilst the UK’s lockdown period is still in place.
One positive that can be taken from Winnall’s message is that he isn’t suffering and is ‘fine’ according to the striker in his message.
Winnall has found regular game time hard to come by with Garry Monk’s side this season, and he’ll be pushing hard for minutes towards the end of the season when they return to training.
In total, the former Barnsley forward has made 17 appearances for the Owls this term, and has scored two goals in total. He has been kept out of the starting XI by Steven Fletcher for much of this year’s campaign, which is understandable given that the Scotsman is Sheffield Wednesday’s top scorer with 13 goals to his name this term.
Sheffield Wednesday are currently sat 15th in the Championship table, and will be hoping they can put together a positive run of form at the earliest of opportunities, after just one win in their last ten matches.
The EFL have recently announced that fixtures won’t get back underway until deemed safe to do so, with no return date being set as of yet.
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This is a worrying update from Winnall.
Even though he’s said he is fine and not suffering with symptoms from the virus, the majority of the public will be well-aware of how someone’s condition can worsen, and they’ll all be sending the forward their best wishes.
It’ll be interesting to see if Sheffield Wednesday come out and make a statement on this, as it remains to be seen as to whether he’s been in contact with any other members of the Owls squad in the last fortnight.
When he returns to full fitness, he’ll be pushing for a starting spot in Garry Monk’s squad, which will be tough given Steven Fletcher’s impressive run of form this term.