The AFL has today confirmed that Essendon defender Connor McKenna has tested positive for COVID-19.
Tomorrow’s Essendon vs Melbourne game has been postponed until further notice. Tomorrow’s other two games will go ahead, albeit in new timeslots:
- Gold Coast v Adelaide will be played at 3.05 pm.
- Port Adelaide v Fremantle will be played at 8.00 pm.
All other matches will go ahead as scheduled.
Nothing has been said about how this will impact Round 4, so assume that everything will go ahead as normal there until we hear otherwise.
UPDATE: Gillon McLachlan has confirmed that not only will the Essendon vs Melbourne game not be played later this week, it also won’t be played during the current 4-week block of matches, meaning that it won’t happen until at least after Round 5, or early-to-mid-July.
There are also question marks over whether or not next week’s Essendon vs Carlton match will take place as scheduled; things should become clearer in the coming days.
SuperCoach HQ has also clarified the scoring situation for this round, with bye-round-style best-18 scoring to be used for Round 3.
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