The COVID-19 virus is having a significant impact on people all over the world and athletes are no exception. France which is currently in a Coronavirus lockdown is seeing its first batch of athletes testing and so far, two have tested positive. Thus, the latest news is that Korean footballer, Suk Hyun-jun Tests Positive for COVID-19.
According to football betting sites, Suk Hyun-jun is a striker for the French team Troyes. In addition, he also plays on the South Korean National Football team. Furthermore, he is one of two players from the team ESTAC Troyes to test positive for the virus. According to sports news, both players are now at home under quarantine.
Many Korean Athletes Abroad Dealing with the Coronavirus
The news that Suk Hyun-jun Tests Positive for COVID-19 is just the beginning for many Korean athletes abroad. This is because the Coronavirus makes no distinctions between people therefore creating chaos wherever it goes.
The MLB Spring Training games will no longer take place and the MLB Season will receive a two weeks delay. Therefore, 4 South Korean MLB players are currently in limbo. They include by Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays. Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers. In addition, Choi Ji-man of the Tampa Bay Rays and Cardinals’ rookie pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun are also dealing with it.
Furthermore, according to sports betting odds websites, the golf industry is also in jeopardy. This is because the LPGA tour said they are postponing their next three tournaments. In addition, the LPGA is also cancelling three of its Asian tournaments. Therefore, it will affect, the no. 1 player, Ko Jin-young from South Korea and world No. 3 Park Sung-hyun.
For football leagues in Europe, the situation is the same. South Korean footballers Kim Si-woo, Im Sung-jae, Ki Sung-yueng and several others abroad will have to wait to play for their European teams.