Burnley boss Sean Dyche on defender Phil Bardsley's positive Covid test and the link to ex-England captain Wayne Rooney
The 35-year-old, who also sat out Monday's stalemate against West Brom at The Hawthorns, was one of eight people who returned a positive test for coronavirus in the Premier League's latest round of checks.
The former Sunderland and Stoke City full back will be expected to isolate for a period of 10 days before being re-tested.
Bardsley, a former Scotland international, had been informed after the Premier League had conducted 1,575 tests on players and club officials between Monday, October 12th and Sunday, October 18th.
"He has tested positive and has had to isolate," said boss Sean Dyche. "He is generally okay but they are the rules.
"We will have to wait and see because he will have to be re-tested. We will speak to the doctor and find out about that one.
"He got taken out of the group straight away and wasn't in the building when he had his test."
Ex-England captain Wayne Rooney was recently forced to self-isolate - missing Derby County's defeat away at Huddersfield Town - after being visited by Bardsley's brother, Josh, who later tested positive for the virus.
Dyche continued: "As far as I know you can get Covid anywhere, down the supermarket or in a petrol station as well as with a family member or friend.
"I am not the kind of scientist who would know where he caught it from I can assure you."
A Premier League statement read: "The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 12 October and Sunday 18 October, 1,575 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19.
"Of these, there were eight new positive tests.
"Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of ten days.
"The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.
"No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing."