Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ has tested positive for coronavirus, the Aston Villa star has confirmed.
Since his head injury during an English top-flight game where the Claret and Blue Army stuttered to a 2-1 defeat by West Ham United in November 2020, the Egyptian is yet to feature for the Villa Park giants.
The 26-year-old went down under the challenge of Declan Rice while trying to connect to Douglas Luiz’s flick in the 71st minute.
Upon his return to first-team training at their Bodymoor Health training ground on Thursday, Trezeguet contracted the virus alongside several first-team players and staff.
“After being hit in the head with six stitches, I was exposed to a tear and a hindquarter and I was not able to play for a month, then after rehabilitation and the beginning of the return to group training, I was infected with the coronavirus. Thank God for everything, and may God heal every patient,” the Egyptian wrote on Instagram.
Following Aston Villa’s state of health, they fielded academy team in their 4-1 FA Cup third-round loss to Liverpool last Friday, while their Premier League game against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur has been rescheduled.