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Waterford FC doctor resigns as club awaits results of Covid-19 tests

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Waterford Football Club’s doctor, Sinead Fitzpatrick, has resigned from her position at the club.

Dr. Fitzpatrick’s resignation follows Waterford’s confirmation that a second player from the club is set to undergo a test for Covid-19 after reporting suspected symptoms of coronavirus yesterday morning.

It is unknown whether Dr. Fitzpatrick’s resignation is linked to the two Waterford players being tested for Covid-19.

Last night’s scheduled SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Premier Division game between Sligo Rovers and Waterford FC did not go ahead after the first player from the latter club reported symptoms.

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Waterford have confirmed that the first player travelled to Tolka Park last weekend but did not feature in the Blues’ 1-0 victory over Shelbourne.

“At 8:45am this morning (Monday, 3rd of August), a player from our senior team reported to the club doctor with flu-like symptoms and has been sent for testing immediately,” said Waterford FC in a statement.

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“We are awaiting the results of the test however, until the results of the test are known, the club will cease all operations including training and staff meetings.

“Our Covid-19 management team will work in conjunction with the FAI and HSE to ensure that every precaution possible is taken. This may not be a confirmed case and we do not wish to cause any unwanted concern, however, the safety of the players, staff, and public are of the utmost importance and for that reason, we will not be travelling to Sligo for our Tuesday fixture.

“We will continue to keep the public/media fully informed via our social media channels.”

After the second player reported symptoms of Covid-19, Waterford FC continued with their suspension of all footballing activity, pending the results of the tests.

Waterford, who are managed by former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan, are due to host Cork City at the RSC this Saturday.

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