Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow revealed that he is recovering at home after being hospitalized when he contracted the coronavirus. Darlow tested positive 10 days ago and was immediately sent home to self-isolate. His condition worsened at home and was sent to hospital after becoming increasingly dehydrated. The goalkeeper revealed that he has been discharged from the hospital and is now recovering at home.

“I had to go to the hospital last week which was pretty awful – but I’m slowly improving now despite still feeling a bit rough. This shows the virus is still going about and we still need to be careful with it.” Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow said.

steve bruce was without both the other fit goalkeepers as they were listed as close contacts of Darlow. Mark Gillespie and Freddie Woodman have since tested negative and are set to join the squad training this week. This will be a huge relief for manager Steve Bruce as he is without his first-choice keeper Martin Dubravka. He is set to miss the start of the season with a foot injury.

Steve Bruce was pleased that five senior team players had signed contracts. Federico Fernandez, Dwight Gayle, Jacob Murphy, Fabian Schar, and Paul Dummett have all put pen to paper.

“I’m delighted to extend the players’ contracts,” said Newcastle boss Bruce. “They all have a thorough understanding of this club and what it takes to play here, and they have all made excellent contributions over recent years. The hard work preparing for the new season has already begun and we’re looking forward to building momentum as we head towards the big kick-off next month.”

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