Arturo Vidal SPITALIZED with severe tonsillitis before later testing positive for Covid-19 just days after being vaccinated… with Inter Milan midfielder isolating from teammates from Chile ahead of World Cup qualifier
- Arturo Vidal receives hospital treatment after being infected with Covid-19
- The Inter Milan midfielder was first hospitalized with severe tonsillitis
- The 34-year-old will now miss Chile’s World Cup qualifier with Argentina
- Vidal was vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday before testing positive
Inter Milan midfielder Arturo Vidal is being treated in hospital for severe tonsillitis and Covid-19 after testing positive during his international service with Chile.
The 34-year-old, who was vaccinated against the virus on Friday, has been isolated from his teammates in Chile for 72 hours after initially being hospitalized with a throat infection.
The national team confirmed that he had later tested positive for coronavirus, but no other players in the squad had been infected.
Arturo Vidal has been hospitalized with severe tonsillitis and Covid-19 after getting his vaccine last week
The midfielder will now miss Chile’s World Cup qualifier with Argentina on Thursday.
The number of infections in Chile remains high with more than 6,000 daily cases.
Vidal posted a photo of him receiving the vaccine on Instagram on Friday along with the caption: ‘Happy with the vaccine!!!
‘Now we are better for the next challenges with @laroja.
“To take care of each other and get you vaccinated.”
The midfielder enjoyed a successful debut season with Inter, helping the club win the Serie A title for the first time since 2010.
Vidal played 23 league games before missing the end of the season with a knee injury, but was fit again in time to join his national team.
Chile is currently sixth in CONMEBOL’s qualifying standings after two defeats, one draw and one win in their four matches.
The 34-year-old will now miss Chile’s World Cup qualifier with Argentina on Thursday