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Coronavirus: Valencia defender test positive

Ezequiel Garay

Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay has become the primary LaLiga player to verify he has contracted coronavirus.

The defender, who was thanks to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament last month, made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday but said he feels "very well".

LaLiga is currently at the beginning of a two-matchweek break while the Spanish government is about to declare a 15-day national lockdown on Monday in an effort to fight the pandemic.

Garay wrote: "It is obvious I even have started 2020 badly.

"I have tested positive for coronavirus but feel alright . Now it only remains to concentrate to the health authorities and, for now, be isolated."

Garay, 33, started 17 LaLiga games for Valencia this season and 4 within the Champions League.

Albert Celades' team are seventh within the Spanish top-flight, four points adrift of fourth-placed Real Sociedad. Their Champions League adventure came to an end last week with an 8-4 aggregate defeat to Atalanta.

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