CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI may have to miss the return to training at Chelsea after being arrested at the weekend on suspicion of rape.
The winger broke lockdown rules by inviting a woman to his home and she then phoned police after complaining of feeling unwell.
Hudson-Odoi, 19, has since been released on police bail but could now be seen as a potential coronavirus threat to his team-mates.
Chelsea have so far declined to comment on the winger's arrest.
Frank Lampard's squad were due to report on Monday for virus testing with a plan to restart training in small groups on Wednesday.
But since Hudson-Odoi has been in contact with people outside of his household over the weekend he could have become infected.
Even a negative test on Monday may prove indecisive as it can take some time for the virus to show itself on a test.
Chelsea will have to assess how much risk there has been of their England star picking up coronavirus.
And while some test samples can be turned around in as little as three hours it is far more likely to take 24 hours minimum to obtain the full result.
There’s probably a low risk he has picked [coronavirus] up but you can’t be too sure at this stage.
A source told SunSport: “If he has been in contact with the police, they are on the front line of the fight against coronavirus.
"Hopefully that means that the officers involved will then have taken full precautions against infection themselves.
"There’s probably a low risk he has picked it up but you can’t be too sure at this stage.”
Hudson-Odoi was the first Premier League player to test positive for coronavirus back in March.
Even though he had been largely absent from the training ground in the run up to it due to injury it still forced the closure of Chelsea’s large-scale first team training facilities which underwent a forensic deep clean afterwards.
His team-mates were also ordered to self-isolate as an extra precaution.
Hudson-Odoi experienced only minor symptoms but it is not yet known whether having the full blown Covid-19 illness means you cannot catch it again.
He may yet be ordered to self-isolate by his club for a further 14 days as a result of events at the weekend and could be fined for breaking lockdown rules.
On the player's arrest, a neighbour of Hudson-Odoi’s said the model had arrived at the building about 8pm on Saturday.
They added: “She looked very glamorous, like the sort of girl you’d see on Love Island. She had very posh Louis Vuitton luggage with her.”
The neighbour continued: “The place has been crawling with police. A spa area on the roof has been taped off but I’ve no idea if that’s the same incident.”
Another resident said: “There have been a few gatherings happening but we didn’t know quite who was responsible.
“There are a couple of footballers in the building — but in the early hours of last night it all kicked off and the police were called.”
It is believed the 19-year-old made contact with the woman on social media on Saturday before inviting her to his penthouse.
Hudson-Odoi is thought to have sent a car to collect her for a trip across the capital to his West London home.
Paramedics attended early Sunday alongside the police officers who arrested the footballer. The model was taken to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell.
Police were later seen at the apartment building interviewing concierge staff.
A further five officers arrived at around 2.30pm in an apparent search operation.
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