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Report: DeAndre Yedlin tests positive for COVID-19

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DeAndre Yedlin’s future at Galatasaray is already up in the air and now the American defender will not feature in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League qualifying first leg.

Galatasaray announced its squad list on Tuesday and Yedlin’s name was not on the list for the trip to PSV. The club has not made an official announcement on why Yedlin was not included, Sportskeeda reported Tuesday that Yedlin and teammate Emre Akbaba have tested positive for COVID-19.

Yedlin is heading into his first full season with Galatasaray after arriving in Turkey from Newcastle United in January. Despite being linked with a move away from the club this summer, SBI learned that Yedlin’s focus remains on Galatasaray heading into the new season.

The 27-year-old made 12 appearances for the club during the second half of the 2020-21 season, scoring one goal and registering one assist. Yedlin is fighting with Omar Elabdellaoui for the starting job in Fatih Terim’s squad going forward.

Galatasaray heads to PSV for the first leg on Wednesday before returning to Turkey for the second leg on July 28. The club kicks off its league schedule on August 14 against Giresunspor.

 

 

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  1. Why is he not vaccinated? Come on man, any professional athlete from the US who contracts COVID shows a complete lack of responsibility and self inflicted. Any anti- vaccination rhetoric is complete bullsh*t! Vaccinations are not 100% but by not getting vaccinated gives it legs and if you fly gives COVID wings! Vaccinations prevent the spread of diseases and if thorough enough will eliminate them.

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    • A lot of the US players during NL had not been vaccinated because vaccines were not yet available to healthy individuals in their 20s in Europe. He may have been vaccinated during his break and still test positive. Most of the US Olympians that have tested positive have been vaccinated. There are probably a lot of vaccinated people who have the Delta variant but don’t have significant symptoms. We just aren’t being tested regularly like athletes.

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