Chelsea striker Timo Werner is anxiously awaiting the results of a coronavirus test, after displaying flu-like symptoms while away on international duty with Germany.
The 24-year-old starred for the Blues in their 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend, and would have been expected to play a key role for Die Mannschaft in their Nations League campaign.
But Werner's participation now looks extremely unlikely after national team coach, Joachim Low, confirmed that the ex-RB Leipzig star 'had flu-like symptoms', and has undergone a coronavirus test to understand the severity of his illness.
"Timo Werner has undergone several tests. He had flu-like symptoms, but we’re waiting for the results," Low explained. "We will decide if he will travel to us tomorrow once we get them."
Germany entertain Turkey in an exhibition match on Wednesday, before entering a double header of Nations League matches against Ukraine and Switzerland. Low's men currently sit in third place in League A Group 4, having drawn their opening two fixtures.
Chelsea will be nervously awaiting the outcome of Werner's coronavirus test as a positive result could see him ruled out of their clash with Southampton when the Premier League returns on October 17. The German star may be forced to endure a lengthy period in isolation, meaning Blues boss Frank Lampard would need to find an alternative to his summer arrival.
Werner has not hit the ground running in terms of goalscoring yet, failing to find the back of the net in any of his four Premier League appearances to date. But his hard work and endeavour, as well as his versatility, has offered promising signs to Chelsea supporters, while he did get off the mark in the Carabao Cup defeat to rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Earlier this summer, Werner looked destined to join Liverpool before Chelsea swooped in to land him from RB Leipzig, in a deal worth £47.5m.
Source : 90min