“The medical corps of the Chilean national team emphasizes that at the request of the player Arturo Vidal, it is announced that he has been diagnosed positive for Covid, during the daily preventive examination carried out today, Monday May 31” , indicates a statement published on the site of the Chilean national team.
Previously, the medical team had reported that Vidal was not training and had been separated from the rest of the team for presenting “a febrile syndrome due to dehydrated tonsillitis sicca”.
But a new press release indicates that the midfielder “was hospitalized and isolated from the group for more than 72 hours (…) due to severe pleural tonsillitis”. The PCR tests that had been performed in the past three days were all negative.
The 34-year-old midfielder has been dismissed from the Chilean team, which is due to travel to Santiago del Estero on Tuesday, where they will play against Argentina in the South American qualifiers for the Qatar-2022 World Cup. .
Vidal, who was vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday along with other players in the Chilean squad, will also not be in the squad that will meet Bolivia five days later at home in Santiago.