Birmingham Metropolis goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is being handled in hospital for coronavirus, the Championship membership have confirmed.
The 31-year-old Philippines worldwide not too long ago returned for pre-season coaching with Birmingham on the finish of June however is now being handled in hospital after contracting the virus.
“The membership can verify that @Neil38Etheridge is presently receiving therapy in hospital for COVID-19,” learn a membership assertion on Twitter.
“Everybody at #BCFC is sending him all our power and finest needs.”
Birmingham’s technical director, former midfielder Craig Gardner added: “On behalf of the Board, the employees, the gamers and everybody linked to the membership, we’re all behind Neil and keen him on in his battle towards COVID-19.
“We’re in fixed contact along with his shut household and can proceed to help them in any method we are able to.
“He is in the very best palms and we’re hopeful we are able to all welcome him residence on the earliest alternative.”
Birmingham face Sheffield United of their opening sport of the brand new Championship season on August 7.