Birmingham City confirmed that Neil Etheridge is being treated for coronavirus in a hospital.
was tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a hospital for treatment.
The 31-year-old Philippines international was back for pre-season training.
"The club can confirm that @Neil38Etheridge is currently receiving treatment in hospital for COVID-19,"
read a club statement on Twitter.
"Everyone at #BCFC is sending him all our strength and best wishes."
Birmingham's technical director, former midfielder Craig Gardner added:
"On behalf of the Board, the staff, the players and everyone connected to the club, we're all behind Neil and willing him on in his battle against COVID-19.
"We're in constant contact with his close family and will continue to support them in any way we can.
"He's in the best possible hands and we're hopeful we can all welcome him home at the earliest opportunity.”
Birmingham are going to open the new Championship season on August 7 with a game against Sheffield United.
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