Germany outfit Hannover 96 has confirmed that defender Timo Hübers has tested positive of the coronavirus.
In a statement on the club’s website, the club noted: “96 professional Timo Hübers has tested positive for the coronavirus. The central defender initially remains in quarantine at home.
“It is assumed that Hübers got infected at an event in Hildesheim on Saturday evening. Since the 23-year-old has had no contact with his teammates since the infection, which can be precisely localized, it cannot be assumed that teammates have become infected with him.”
The club further confirmed that all of their players will be tested for the virus just as a precaution measure with the club sporting director Gerhard Zuber praising the Hubers for acting swiftly.
"Timo behaved in an exemplary manner. He shows no symptoms himself. So far, when he found out that a person who had been with him at the event was tested positively, he reported directly to the doctor and temporarily went into quarantine at home. "
The player is not available for selection for the weekend clash with Dynamo Dresden, which the rest of the team continue to prepare for as normal.
#H96-Profi Timo #Hübers ist positiv auf das #Corona-Virus getestet worden. Da der 23-Jährige seit der Ansteckung keinen Kontakt zu seinen Teamkollegen hatte, ist nicht davon auszugehen, dass sich Mitspieler bei ihm infiziert haben. 👇 #NiemalsAllein ⚫⚪💚https://t.co/MBVQOdDnI1— Hannover 96 (@Hannover96) March 11, 2020