The Mexican League's plans to restart have been hit after eight Santos Laguna players tested positive for COVID-19.
The club confirmed this on Thursday, complicating plans to restart the league which has been suspended for two months as a result of the virus.
The decision on the restart plans was to be made by the end of the week, and the medical tests were meant to clear teams to start training.
“This particular situation makes resuming the league more complicated,” Santos Laguna’s owner, Alejandro Irarragorri, told TV sports channel TUDN.
The said players, who tested positive, were asymptomatic, and there are fears the situation might worsen once all sample results are back.
Mexico was following in the steps of other countries, especially European leagues, which have in recent weeks restarted while observing stipulated strict guidelines.
The league was suspended in March after a number of cases affecting players were reported, including the league’s president Enrique Bonilla.