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

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Leeds United v Manchester City - Elland Road, Leeds, Britain - October 3, 2020 Leeds United's Rodrigo celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill /File Photo

(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 here.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis