Portsmouth stunned with coronavirus outbreak after three of Bolton, Cannon and Raggett tested positive for the virus

Portsmouth have been stunned with the coronavirus outbreak after medical reports came out that three of their senior players, James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett have all been tested positive.

Pompey decided to send all their players and first team staff for tests to ensure they knew exactly who was safe to come into contact with others should they return to training.

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But they were stunned when a batch was sent back to them last night which revealed James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett were all suffering from coronavirus.

Chief executive Mark Catlin said: “I received the news last night and immediately spoke to Kenny and head physio Bobby Bacic. Kenny and I then spoke to all three players.

“Football is not immune from this virus and I can assure you that it only really hits home when those that you know contract it.

“All three players were in good spirits and perfectly calm – showing mild or no symptoms – and are looking forward to overcoming it as quickly as possible.

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Portsmouth now live in limbo, anxiously waiting to hear back from the lab testing the remainder of samples provided earlier this week – with the fear that more may have been infected with the deadly virus.



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