Post Covid-19: Operation mind your water bottle coming!

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A number of clubs are organising their own testing procedures. Yet the physical rigours of the elite football environment also have an effect on players’ immune systems which have always made players susceptible to viruses. players water rack may henceforth have individual players name on them ‘Professional players have been shown to be regularly immunosuppressed,’ former Chelsea doctor Dr Eva Carneiro tells Sportsmail. ‘This has been demonstrated by both blood tests and the rate and incidence of upper respiratory tract and other infections, which is how a virus like this starts. That’s due to the amount of sport they play. The physical activity, playing at a professional level, with games sometimes every 72 hours, as well as training creates a strain on the body.’ The risk is compounded by overseas travel. ‘It means they have to enter an airport even though they might be travelling by private jet,’ adds Dr Carneiro who was at Chelsea for six years. Read AlsoCoronavirus: Ronaldo sends message to fans as he remains in quarantine “’Travel can also mean a change in sleep patterns, arriving back in the early hours of the morning, creating a fatigue which again can make players susceptible.’ Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Contemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time Loading… There are strong indications that professional football clubs will adopt operation mind your water bottle when the leagues return after the virus forced embargo. It’s the pitch side bottle-throwing habit which drives some Premier League club doctors mad. A player will catch one, drink from it and throw it back over the white line from where it will be placed back in the rack for anyone else to use — a ready-made means to transmit the viruses to which elite players can be particularly prone. One doctor speaks of pushing to get name labels put on bottles to prevent a virus spreading in such an elementary way but it was a struggle. Players in prime physical fitness, playing elite football week-in week-out, think they’re untouchable. The Covid-19 virus has revealed they are as prone to infection as anyone else.  Within a 12-hour period late on Thursday, no fewer than five Premier League players were self-isolating, with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi both confirmed as infected.Advertisementlast_img read more