Gareth Bale has revealed that Matt Doherty currently only had mild symptoms after the Tottenham defender tested positive for COVID-19.
It was revealed on Monday that the right-back was one of two players in the Republic of Ireland squad who had tested positive for the virus.
Some Tottenham fans were concerned about what that might mean for Gareth Bale, Ben Davies and Joe Rodon, with the trio playing all 90 minutes against Doherty’s Republic of Ireland in Wales’ 1-0 win on Sunday.
However, it has since been confirmed that all three Welsh players have tested negative.
Jose Mourinho will have to make do without Doherty for the all-important clash against Manchester City on Saturday and reports indicate that the right-back could also miss Tottenham’s Europa League clash against Ludogrates next Thursday (Mirror).
Bale has now given an update on the former Wolves man’s situation, having spoken to him after he contracted the virus.
The Welsh winger said (as relayed by Jonathan Veal): “Me and Ben (Davies) have spoken to him briefly and he’s doing fine, he’s just got mild symptoms.
“Hopefully he recovers fine, doesn’t have any problems and will be back playing as soon as possible.”
Gareth Bale on Matt Doherty: "Me and Ben (Davies) have spoke to him briefly and he’s doing fine, he’s just got mild symptoms. Hopefully he recovers fine, doesn’t have any problems and will be back playing as soon as possible." #THFC #COYS
— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) November 17, 2020
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