Mitchell suffers another setback


SYDNEY: South Sydney No.1 Latrell Mitchell’s long-awaited return to the National Rugby League (NRL) has hit another speed bump after the Rabbitohs fullback tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.
Mitchell tore a hamstring in April and was ruled out for eight weeks, but the 24-year-old was expected to make his return this week.
The fullback tweaked his knee in round four and underwent arthroscopic surgery, shaving off some cartilage with a six-to-eight week recovery time.
Mitchell only recently returned from the United States where he was undergoing treatment and rehabilitation for his knee injury.
The Rabbitohs said yesterday that Mitchell would be unavailable for selection this week due his Coronavirus positive test and that he would isolate from the team.
It means Mitchell’s delayed return to the NRL fold could hamper his chances of making the New South Wales Blues’ side for game two of State of Origin series in Perth on June 26.
South Sydney play St George Illawarra in round 15 before the Blues enter camp again for the second game of the series.
This means Mitchell will have just one game to prove his fitness for coach Brad Fittler’s side.
– yahoosports