Former Werder Bremen and Germany forward Max Kruse has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports in Turkey, where he now plays for Istanbul-based side Fenerbahce.
Like most European sports leagues, the Turkish Super Lig is on hold and Kruse, 32, and his teammates were believed to be self-isolating. Kruse spoke about the virus in a recent interview.
"I hope that things will normalize as soon as possible and that the spread of the virus can be contained. Personally, I am not afraid, but of course one has to worry more about elderly people or people with previous illnesses. Of course I am concerned about my parents."