Bournemouth's Ramsdale test positive leaving club apprehensive
Author: Elliot Simmons | Wednesday 27th May 2020
Bournemouth keeper Aaron Ramsdale has tested positive for coronavirus leaving the club shaken and apprehensive. The 22-year-old was asymptomatic and when initially screened came back negative of any symptoms, he is now, however, one of eight to contract the virus across the Premier League.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe conveyed the club’s trepidations, sympathising with the players; "I imagine anxiety is there among the players - I can only imagine they are feeling the same way as I am”.
Howe explained: "There was not one positive within our group during the early stages and we were comfortable and felt OK”.
"But as soon as you get that one positive test, that changes the mindset of everybody”.
"Suddenly everyone feels vulnerable, everyone is alerted to the fact that this is serious and real”.
"Then the unknown comes into play. That shook us. We are now waiting for our next testing times to see if anyone else was in contact with the player”.
Howe was the first of Premier League manager to respond to the financial strains of the pandemic by taking a pay cut.