13 May 2020

PL Reassures Managers Over Training Risk  (Sky Sports)

Man UtdPremier League players and managers were told that everything is being done to make sure they are not at risk when they are due to return to training next week.

At two separate video conference meetings on Wednesday, players and managers were presented with the medical and testing protocols for the phased return of training.

They were taken through the stages by the Premier League's medical officer Mark Gillett and medical expert Professor James Calder, chief executive Richard Masters and director of football Richard Garlick.

Players will be tested at least twice a week, including in the 48 hours before they are due to train, and have mini-medicals to check for underlying respiratory and cardiac issues before they return to training.

Managers were told all team and coach meetings will continue to be done by videoconference and all data and video recordings of training sessions are to be made available to the Premier League.

Some players raised concerns about the health of their families and some are reluctant to return because they have pregnant partners or family members with medical conditions living with them.

All players have been given a 40-page document on training protocols, and each club was represented on the videoconference meeting by their captain.

Some club PFA representatives were also in the meeting. Club captains that attended the meeting include Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mark Noble, and Troy Deeney.

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