Hawks player Maginness tests positive to COVID-19

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Hawthorn player Finn Maginness has tested positive for COVID-19 and his close contacts are isolating as they await negative results.

The Hawks released a statement on Wednesday morning confirming the positive case.

They said Maginness attended the club’s Waverley Park facility on Monday but did not have any symptoms until Tuesday morning.

Finn Maginness (centre) was a father-son selection for Hawthorn.Credit:Getty Images

Maginness will now quarantine in line with the AFL and Victorian government’s quarantine protocols. Hawthorn said all their players were either fully vaccinated or scheduled for their second dose in the coming days.

Chief executive officer Justin Reeves said Maginness woke up with symptoms, went immediately to get tested and isolated until receiving the result.

“I want to commend Finn for his diligence in getting a test at the first sign of symptoms, informing our club doctor and protecting his teammates and our staff. As a club we are taking every precaution to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff and the broader community is maintained,” Reeves said.

“Appropriate wellbeing supports have been put in place to support Finn and those who are isolating as a result of this case.

“Every staff member and player that needs to be tested is being tested, and the clear processes the club and AFL have in place has ensured that those who need to isolate are isolating.

“Football clubs are no different to rest of the community, and these kinds of situations will continue to occur as our community continues to open up. This highlights the importance of being vaccinated and getting tested as soon as you have any symptoms.”

The announcement of the positive case comes a day after it was revealed a senior Carlton player’s career was on the line as he remains vaccine hesitant ahead of the Victorian government’s vaccination deadline.

A club source confirmed the Blues were working with a player who is yet to be vaccinated, but the Blues remained tight-lipped about his identity.

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