FREMANTLE forward Sam Switkowski has spent time at the beach after being cleared of the coronavirus.
Switkowski was tested for COVID-19 on Monday after coming down with flu-like symptoms. After being cleared, the player revealed he was out and about on his Instagram story. And he could return to training as early as Wednesday (today).
The Switkowski 'test' came after he had contact with a friend who had been in China earlier this year.
According to Switkowski, the friend underwent a 14-day isolation period after returning to Australia, during which the friend suffered no flu-like symptoms. The friend then travelled to Perth to visit Switkowski.
Fremantle received good news on Tuesday when Switkowski's test result showed negative for the coronavirus.
"Sam's relieved, and feeling quite well," Fremantle chief executive Simon Garlick said on Tuesday afternoon.
"In reality it's been proven to be a cold, and something that isn't overly dramatic.
"He's keen to get back to training as soon as he possibly can. It could be as early as tomorrow [Wednesday]."
Garlick also explained the various measures the club was taking to reduce the risk of the virus invading the headquarters in Cockburn.
He said, however, fans were still allowed to attend the club's open sessions for the time being, and high-fives and handshakes amongst players were yet to be banned.