Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze, Leganes’ Kenneth Omeruo and every other La Liga player will undergo three different coronavirus tests on Tuesday as the spanish league gets set for resumption.
The Spanish Federation and La Liga, alongside top medical personnel met on Wednesday to develop a plan for an eventual return to play.
It was decided at the 8-hour meeting that all players, staff, and club employees who work with the squad from each club will have to take a COVID19 test on Tuesday afternoon to determine whether or not they are infected with the Coronavirus. The test will be required before teams can begin to think about returning to daily training.
La Liga are said to have acquired the test material legally from a private enterprise and did not require government authorization according to a report from Cadena Cope.
The first of the tests that players must undergo will consist of a PCR test and a serological test, in an attempt to detect those individuals who are already immune.
The second of the serological tests (antibody test), which will be a control test, should be carried out before the start of group training.
And the third of the tests will be before the start of LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank.
However, not all doctors share the idea of a return to work, as they cannot 100 percent guarantee the safety of the players.
With no confirmed date for the return to training (May 4 or 11 seem to be the most probable), the idea is to hold a pre-season that will last 15 days, which some doctors and physios see as insufficient for fear of injury.