Andrew Johns Covid scare, admitted to hospital, latest updates

The immortal NRL Andrew Johns was reportedly admitted to a hospital in New South Wales after contracting Covid.

The Knights legend was believed to be on vacation in the Riverina region with his partner and daughter when he tested positive for the virus.

Johns was admitted to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, before being transferred to an isolated hotel, according to The Daily Telegraph.

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After his period of isolation, the 47-year-old has returned to Sydney and is in good health.

While the NRL is currently on hiatus, players and coaches are expected to return to preseason training next week, and Johns will be no exception.

The two-time winner of the Knights’ prime minister recently took on a coaching adviser role, helping Adam O’Brien twice a week.

Johns ‘job is to work with the Knights’ halves and create a combination that can lead the club’s attack for the 2022 season.

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It’s been a turbulent time to be a playmaker at Hunter though, with Mitchell Pearce leaving and a slew of rumored player signings moving to the Knights.

Luke Brooks was heavily linked, while rumors that there was a move to sign Kieran Foran were quickly shut down.

Jake Clifford will likely match former Dragons playmaker Adam Clune is the backbone of the Knights, with Simi Sasagi, Phoenix Crossland, and Kurt Mann also available to play the role.

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In an attempt to avoid any Covid-related season disruptions, NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the game will have stricter biosecurity measures in 2022.

Abdo told 2GB radio that players who test positive for Covid-19 should isolate themselves and miss all necessary games, regardless of the occasion, next season.

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However, Abdo was confident that the teams would not have to lose.

“If we test regularly, and I’m talking about testing potentially every day and certainly before any group training or game day setting, that means you are getting a person who, unfortunately, can be positive before interacting with others. players. ,” he said

“That obviously will go a long way in helping with the integrity of the competition and the preparation and play of matches.

“The key here is early detection.

“If you have a positive result, that positive is identified before a player or an official enters a group setting … we are going to invest a lot in rapid tests, early detection and detection, we are going to have biosecurity liaison officers in each one of the clubs. “

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