Adam Pope: Leeds duo Diego Llorente & Rodrigo could be vaccinated tomorrow
Leeds United duo Diego Llorente and Rodrigo could both be emergency vaccinated ahead of the EUROs on Friday, according to Adam Pope.
The defender is in the main squad for the tournament, although Rodrigo could still feature after being called into the backup squad.
The BBC journalist shared the update after Llorente had tested positive for COVID-19, then supposedly delivered a fake positive.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Pope has shared the major update that could affect two of the Whites’ squad.
“Spain will make a decision this evening on whether the squad will be vaccinated,” he said.
“Vaccination by the army will be tomorrow or not at all based on potential of after-effects causing problems with players ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Sweden on Monday.”
Spain will make a decision this evening on whether the squad will be vaccinated. Vaccination by the army will be tomorrow or not at all based on potential of after-effects causing problems with players ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Sweden on Monday.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) June 10, 2021
Better to be safe.
With the age bracket only just hitting 25-29-year-olds in England, it is more than possible that both jetted out to Spain before getting the vaccine.
The Spain squad has been hit hard this week with Sergio Busquets testing positive, and it then hitting Llorente yesterday.
Thankfully, it returned negative on Thursday, so he should be fine to feature for his country throughout this major tournament.
If that means the national army coming in on Friday, that should happen.
Spain can’t afford more positive tests ahead of their opener this week, and getting vaccinated could give them a full-strength
Llorente and Rodrigo, who it is uncertain if he would receive one, could come back vaccinated and have no risk of missing any action ahead of next season.
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