Ghanaian international striker Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus.
The forward missed Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Brighton at Selhurst Park on Sunday, with Roy Hodgson confirming after the match he had returned a positive Covid-19 test upon his return from international duty.
Writing on his official Twitter account, Ayew said: “Sadly, I have tested positive for Covid-19 and have begun my quarantine in line with the health guidance. Thankfully, I am feeling fine and do not have any symptoms.
The 29-year-old, who netted 12 goals in 58 appearances for Swansea, is now in quarantine in line with government guidelines.
“I will be cheering the boys on from home & look forward to being back on the pitch soon. Stay safe.”
It comes after Jordan Ayew, along with his older brother Andre Ayew, played in Ghana’s matches against Mali and Qatar during the recent international break.
The pair’s international team mates Bernard Mensah and Gideon Mensah both returned positive coronavirus tests after returning to their clubs, with three other players also reportedly testing positive for Covid-19 in recent days.
Palace boss Hodgson was less than impressed with the Black Stars given that he is now without one of his key men.
“Unfortunately he tested positive for Covid in our last test on Friday,” he said after his side’s draw with Graham Potter’s Brighton.
“He’s been away with Ghana, which we weren’t exactly delighted to accept that he had to do.
“Like several other Ghanaian players I believe when they have gone back to their clubs they have tested positive.
“Now we have to follow the relative government and Premier League guidelines before we see him again.”