AFL news: Hawthorn star Finn Maginness tests positive for Covid-19

A Hawthorn AFL player has tested positive for Covid, just a day after he was at the club’s training facility at Waverley Park in Mulgrave.

Hawthorn youngster Finn Maginness has tested positive for Covid-19, the club confirmed.

The 20-year-old was in attendance at the Hawks’ Waverley Park training facility on Monday, but was not displaying any symptoms until Tuesday morning.

Maginness is now in quarantine and all close contacts are isolating as they await the results from their respective Covid tests.

According to Hawthorn CEO Justin Reeves, Maginness woke up with symptoms and immediately took himself to get tested.

“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,” 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.

“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.”

Maginness joined Hawthorn under the father-son rule and is a third generation Hawk, after both his father and grandfather donned the famous guernsey.

He was selected with the 29th pick in the 2019 draft and made his debut for the club a year later in round 17 against the Western Bulldogs.

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