Hibs Covid outbreak: Ben Kensell explains severity of situation as virus rips through club

Hibs only have eight available players right now as chief executive Ben Kensell explained how a Covid-19 outbreak has decimated the club.
Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell.Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell.
Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell.

League matches against Ross County and Livingston have been postponed after numerous positive tests within the camp.

Hibs won’t be back in action until November 21, when they face Rangers in the Premier Sports Cup, with the training centre shut down and deep cleaned.

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Kensell revealed the magnitude of the situation when addressing press on Wednesday afternoon.

“I won’t go into personal details but we have eight players who have given positive tests, plus a further seven in our development squad and three members of staff,” Kensell said.

“A further four players have been in close contact and we have a large injury list, so that only gives us eight players available.

"We believe we’ve contained it now in both the senior team and the development squad. We’ve shut down HTC and everyone who is affected is self isolating."