NRL News: Andrew Johns Was Treated In Hospital For Covid

An NRL legend was treated in hospital for Covid after contracting the virus while on vacation in the New South Wales region with his partner and young daughter.

NRL legend Andrew Johns was reportedly treated at a regional hospital after hiring Covid over the holidays.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Johns was in the Riverina region with his partner and young daughter when he tested positive and was subsequently admitted to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

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Upon receiving treatment, the 47-year-old was transferred to isolation at a hotel in Wagga Wagga.

Johns has since returned to Sydney and the report states that he is in good health.

The eighth Immortal will remain in NRL circles this season with the Newcastle Knights, the club where he won two premiership titles in his 14 years with the club.

Johns was previously a member of the Parramatta Eels coaching staff, working closely with Mitchell Moses as the club’s specialist halves coach.

At the Knights, Johns will help the club’s new halves mix as they look to reach the final for the third straight season.

The Hunter club was recently embroiled in the aftermath of a Newcastle nightclub after a development player tested positive for Covid.

The outbreak was due to an event at Argyle House in December that quickly became a super-spreader.

The Knights were forced to shut down all soccer operations for the remainder of the year despite all other players testing negative.

“This was not an easy decision or one we made without a great deal of discussion, but it was the right decision,” said Knights General Manager of Soccer Danny Buderus.

“With the current situation here in Newcastle, it was simply too risky to continue training and we felt this was the appropriate action to take.

“We made the difficult decision to withdraw our soccer operations from our training base and close before Christmas.

“Our players will be asked to apply common sense to both their own health and individual training requirements during this period.”


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