Wayne Rooney 'could miss next three Derby County games as he self isolates for 14 days
Wayne Rooney is expected to learn on Monday whether he has tested positive for coronavirus as he faces the possibility of missing Derby’s next three games.
England’s record goalscorer was visited at his home last Thursday by Josh Bardsley — the younger brother of Burnley defender Phil Bardsley — unaware that Bardsley Jnr had been contacted by NHS Test and Trace. Bardsley later tested positive for Covid-19, while Rooney played 90 minutes in Derby’s 1-0 home defeat by Watford on Friday.
It is thought Rooney and Bardsley — who was delivering a luxury watch to the former Manchester United star — did not meet indoors.
NHS guidelines state that anyone who tests positive for the virus must self-isolate for 14 days from the day of contact with an infected person.
Derby are likely to test the rest of their squad ahead of Tuesday's Championship fixture at Huddersfield, with Rooney staying away from Sunday's session.
Coronavirus tests are not mandatory in the EFL, although the Rams players who played for their countries during the international break were tested last week.
A statement from Rooney’s representatives said the 34-year-old was ‘angry and disappointed that he, his family and his club have been put in this position by someone acting secretly and in breach of Government and NHS guidelines’.
Sources close to the Derby County told MailOnline: ‘Wayne is furious and so is the club.
'Bardsely’s been very stupid and it’s had a huge, negative impact on Wayne because it means that he now ...
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