HAWTHORN youngster Finn Maginness has tested positive for COVID-19, the club has confirmed.
In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, the Hawks said Maginness woke up with symptoms on Tuesday and was immediately tested. He has been isolating since the test.
As per AFL and Victorian government protocols, the 20-year-old will now quarantine but all close contacts have already returned negative tests.
All Hawthorn players are either fully vaccinated or are scheduled for their second dose in the coming days. But it is unclear if Maginness, the son of premiership Hawk, Scott, has had his second jab.
Maginness attended the club's Waverley Park facility on Monday but did not have any symptoms until Tuesday morning.
"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," Hawthorn CEO Justin 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.
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"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."
Maginess, taken with pick No.29 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft, has played three games for the Hawks.
Football boss Rob McCartney praised Maginness for doing the right thing.
"We felt it was really important to take a lead on this," McCartney told SEN.
"Even though it's cautious in its approach, it's the right approach for our people.
"Not only for our people, but their family and friends and the broader community.
"Finn was living his life in exactly the way and manner that we should have been.
"It wasn't like he was attending big events or anything like that ... unfortunately somewhere he's contracted this virus."