Leeds striker Rodrigo confirms positive coronavirus test and will miss the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace

LEEDS striker Rodrigo has confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss this weekend's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

The Elland Road side's £35million record-signing missed Monday night's 4-1 loss at home to Leicester.

And now he will be absent for Saturday's clash with the Eagles after being forced to self-isolate.

Rodrigo had previously been informed he'd been in contact with someone who had returned a positive Covid-19 test.

But the former Valencia star revealed he is feeling healthy and will be cheering his team-mates on from the sofa this weekend.

Taking to Instagram, Rodrigo wrote: "Unfortunately I have tested positive for Covid-19, after being in contact with a family member who had been infected without us knowing.

"As per the protocol, I will be self isolating and will miss the Crystal Palace game.

"Both my family and I feel great.

"We are lucky enough to feel healthy and we are keeping a positive attitude.

"From home I will support Leeds and the Spanish national team as a supporter and I will be back on the pitch soon.

"Thank you for all those who have shown concern."

Rodrigo has played eight times for Leeds following his summer transfer.

The striker has scored just one – but it was the equaliser in the huge clash with Manchester City in September.

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