Former England star Wayne Rooney "is doing an emergency coronavirus test fearing he might have caught the virus from an infected buddy who delivered a luxury watch to him at his house" … a week before he went on Friday night for Derby played against Watford
- Derby captain Wayne Rooney has reportedly suffered a coronavirus scare
- The 34-year-old did an emergency test because he was concerned about being exposed to a virus
- A friend of Rooney's who delivered a watch to his house tested positive
- Little did Rooney know he was exposed and played for Derby on Friday
Wayne Rooney was reportedly forced to do an emergency coronavirus test fearing he might have got the virus from an infected friend who visited his house last week.
According to The Sun, the derby captain was "furious" after 27-year-old Josh Bardsley walked into his multi-million dollar mansion last Thursday to deliver him a luxury watch, despite being contacted by Test and Trace in the days before – and he has since tested positive for Covid-19, raising concerns that Rooney may be infected.
The unsuspecting former English star had played for Derby in the loss on Friday night.
Wayne Rooney suffered a coronavirus scare and had to take an emergency test
The derby star played on Friday before not knowing he was exposed to Covid
Josh Bardsley entered Rooney's house to deliver a watch, despite Test and Trace contacting him
In a statement to the Sun, Rooney, 34, said his health, as well as those of his family and teammates, have been endangered by someone who violates government guidelines.
A spokesman said: “Wayne met Josh Bardsley briefly when he was visiting Wayne's house on Thursday.
Wayne or anyone else was not told Wayne, before or during this visit, that Josh had been instructed to have a coronavirus test.
Had he known that Track and Trace had contacted Josh or tested positive, he would have refused to see him.
Wayne is furious and disappointed that he, his family, and his club have been put in this position by someone who acts clandestinely and violates government and NHS guidelines. Due to his contact with Josh, he is now taking a coronavirus test. & # 39;
In accordance with government guidelines, people should self-isolate for 14 days if contacted by Test and Trace.
Rooney posed on Instagram last week with a bag from Bardsley's Avantgarde Global store
Both Watford and Derby players may now have another coronavirus test
Rooney, 34, will miss four games for Derby if his test result is positive
Derby and Watford players will probably now also have to take a coronavirus test after Rooney's Covid fear.
The Championship Club released a statement in the early hours of Sunday morning that read: “When the club was informed of this news, it has ensured that the appropriate measures are in accordance with the strict EFL COVID-19 protocols and UK guidelines Government have taken club works under.
& # 39; The club will continue to adhere to COVID-19 rules and protocols to ensure that their players and staff are provided the safest possible environment.
"The club will not make any further comments unless another update is required."
MailOnline asked Bardsley for comment.
The ex-Manchester United striker posed for photos with his new watch on Bardsley's Avant Garde Global Instagram account.
Rooney will have to wait to see the result of his test but could now be a big doubt for Derby's next four games against Huddersfield, Nottingham Forest, Cardiff and Bournemouth.
Derby confirmed in a statement early Sunday morning that they are aware of the situation