Leeds forward Rodrigo tests positive for COVID-19, to miss Palace clash

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FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Leeds United v Manchester City
FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Leeds United v Manchester City

(Reuters) - Leeds United forward Rodrigo has tested positive for COVID-19 after coming in contact with an infected family member, the Spain international confirmed on Tuesday.

Rodrigo was not part of the Leeds squad for Monday's 4-1 Premier League defeat to Leicester City because he was isolating after close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

The 29-year-old has now confirmed he has contracted the coronavirus and will miss Leeds' trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"Both my family and I feel great, we are lucky enough to feel healthy and we are keeping a positive attitude," Rodrigo said in an Instagram post https://www.instagram.com/p/CHIuLfIp6v5.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)