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FC Cincinnati D Hagglund tests positive for COVID-19

Field Level Media
27 Sep 2020, 07:19 GMT+10

FC Cincinnati defender Nick Hagglund revealed on social media Saturday that he was the team's unidentified player confirmed to test positive for COVID-19.

The club, which initially announced the positive test earlier on Saturday, still plans to face New York City FC on Saturday night.

"As you may or may not have heard, a player from FC Cincinnati has contracted Covid-19. Full transparency: It's me," Hagglund posted on Twitter.

Hagglund, 28, said he began to show symptoms on Thursday shortly after being tested for COVID-19. After that test came back as positive, Hagglund was tested again along with his wife on Friday, with the results confirming him as positive.

Haglund said his wife's test came back negative, and that they will monitor their daughter, Eloise, for any symptoms.

FC Cincinnati said all other players and staff members have returned negative test results and do not have symptoms. The club also said it has implemented contact tracing in conjunction with Hamilton and Clermont County health officials.

Hagglund has yet to record a goal or assist in four matches (two starts) this season.

He has five goals and four assists in 114 career appearances (89 starts) with Toronto FC and FC Cincinnati.

--Field Level Media

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