Hawk withdrawn in COVID-19 exposure chaos

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The AFL has been dealt yet different fixturing curveball aft confirming that "multiple players and nine unit members" visited Victorian vulnerability sites implicit the past fewer days.

Players and unit from Collingwood, Essendon, GWS Giants, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Sydney Swans and Western Bulldogs were confirmed to person visited listed vulnerability sites successful Victoria.

The AFL confirmed successful a connection that each idiosyncratic who attended an vulnerability tract has since been tested and each person received a antagonistic COVID-19 trial result.

However, a fig of the players and unit attended vulnerability sites presently classified arsenic tier 1 by the Victorian government, meaning they volition beryllium required to walk a mandatory 14-day quarantine play contempt a antagonistic trial result.

Hawthorn confirmed that Conor Nash had been withdrawn from Saturday's lucifer against Melbourne owed to visiting the Wallabies lucifer connected Tuesday nighttime (Getty)

One specified subordinate is Hawthorn's Conor Nash, who was withdrawn from the Hawks' Saturday nighttime clash against Melbourne aft attending the Wallabies vs France rugby lucifer connected Tuesday night.

"Nash has been tested and received a antagonistic effect and is pursuing the proposal of the Victorian Department of Health," a Hawthorn nine connection work connected Saturday afternoon.

"Hawthorn players and unit volition proceed to travel the proposal of the AFL and Victorian Government to support the contention and the broader community."

Despite some Essendon and North Melbourne each having 1 subordinate successful isolation, the 2 teams' clash, presently scheduled to beryllium played astatine 12:35pm connected Sunday astatine Metricon Stadium, is expected to spell connected arsenic planned.

According to The Age, the Essendon subordinate is injured portion the North Melbourne subordinate has "been described arsenic a fringe player", truthful allowing the lucifer to continue.

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