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Waterford FC doctor resigns as club reports second suspected Covid-19 case

Today’s game with Sligo was postponed over a suspected Covid-19 case discovered yesterday.

A general view of Waterford's RSC.
A general view of Waterford's RSC.
Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

WATERFORD FC have confirmed that club doctor Sinead Fitzpatrick resigned her position this morning. 

She resigns following confirmation of a second suspected case of Covid-19 among the club’s players. The club did not explain why Dr. Fitzpatrick has left her role, and did not confirm whether her decision is linked to the suspected Covid-19 cases.

The42 have not yet been able to contact Dr. Fitzpatrick for comment. 

A second Waterford player this morning reported symptoms consistent with Covid-19, and will undergo a test for the virus. Waterford were due to play Sligo Rovers this evening, but the game was postponed as a player reported Covid-19 symptoms yesterday morning. The club have shut down all activities as they await the result of the tests.

The first player to show symptoms travelled to Tolka Park for Waterford’s league game with Shelbourne last Saturday, although did not take to the field, while the second not involved with the first team for that game. 

Waterford are set to face Cork City at home this Saturday, 8 August. The club returned to action under new manager John Sheridan with a win against Shels last Saturday, following the league’s near-five-month hiatus. 

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