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Former Chelsea medic Eva Carneiro has warned Chelsea players and other top footballers are more likely to contract Coronavirus than general public.
This comes after Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi was diagnosed of Coronavirus.
Carneiro believes top footballers including Chelsea players are more likely to contract the Coronavirus because playing football at the top level puts a strain on the body.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Carneiro said: “Professional players have been shown to be regularly immunosuppressed.
“This has been demonstrated by both blood tests and the rate and incidence of upper respiratory tract and other infections, which is how a virus like this starts.
“That’s due to the amount of sport they play. The physical activity, playing at a professional level, with games sometimes every 72 hours, as well as training, creates a strain on the body.”