Inter Milan’s Arturo Vidal Hospitalised With Severe Tonsillitis, COVID-19 Days After Being Vaccinated
The diagnosis means the 34-year-old will miss Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Chile and Argentina.
The national team in a statement on its official website said;
The medical team of the Chilean national team emphasizes that at the request of the player Arturo Vidal, it is announced that he has been diagnosed positive for Covid.
It said no other players in the squad had tested positive for the virus.
Vidal was initially hospitalized with severe tonsilitis, but tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, the team statement said.
Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat.
The disease is usually caused by a viral infection but can be from a bacterial infection.
The former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus star, who was vaccinated against the virus on Friday, will now miss Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier with Argentina and another qualifier against Bolivia next week in Santiago.
COVID-19 infections in Chile remain above 6,000 daily cases and the health system is overwhelmed.
The virus has killed more than 29,000 people out of a total 1.3 million cases in the country.