Ryan Sessegnon is forced out of the England Under 21 squad and into a period of self-isolation in Germany after a number of Hoffenheim players tested positive for the disease
- Ryan Sessegnon has been forced to leave the England Under-21 squad to isolate
- Sessegnon has returned to his club Hoffenheim to quarantine until further notice
- Authorities have forced players to return due to a high number in positive tests
Ryan Sessegnon has been forced to leave the England Under-21 squad and return to Hoffenheim to quarantine.
Due to a number of positive cases involving Hoffenheim players, German authorities have requested that all of their players quarantine until further notice.
Sessegnon did, however, return a negative Covid test on Tuesday despite a number his Bundesliga teammates contracting the virus.
Ryan Sessegnon (above) has been forced to leave the England Under-21 squad to self-isolate
Players such as Sebastian Rudy and Ishak Belfodil as well as a staff member tested positive on Wednesday morning, joining Robert Skov (Denmark) and Munas Dabbur (Israel) who tested positive at their national team camps on Tuesday. Jacob Bruun Larsen has also been sidelined.
The Bundesliga takes a break at the weekend for international matches and resumes again in 10 days.
‘We cannot explain this frequency,’ Alexander Rosen, Hoffenheim’s head of pro football, said in a statement.
‘We have been sticking for months with great detail to all the health guidelines. That is how we came through months without a positive test during the pandemic that is now hitting us hard.’
In October, Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric and Kasim Adams returned after another international break and tested positive for the virus