The sports day: DFB doctor warns the players: "Can't just watch"

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At the German Football League (DFL), concern about infection chains in the Bundesliga clubs is growing in the corona crisis. In his role as head of the medical task force, national team doctor Tim Meyer made an urgent appeal to players and coaches to protect themselves from the virus after the first match days and an initial game cancellation in the 2nd Bundesliga. "We can not just watch that there are more and more individual cases and at some point the first chain of infection occurs in a club. We come to the individual responsibility of each individual. Everyone has to act responsibly in private life," said Meyer.

  • The DFB chief physician does not see the situation as "dramatic" yet. But with the current pandemic situation he points to differences at the end of the last Bundesliga season: "Firstly, more people in Germany are infectious. And secondly, the young population groups are increasingly affected, i.e. the groups in which players and, for example, coaches are potentially out. "
  • That is why everyone in their private life should behave in such a way "that the virus is not carried into the team. That is a message that is very important to me," said Meyer.

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