ALEX MORGAN has become the latest high-profile footballer to test positive for Covid-19 as the virus continues to wreak havoc across the globe.
The World Cup winner announced the shock news on her Twitter account on Tuesday evening.
World Cup winner and former Spurs star Alex Morgan has tested positive for coronavirus
She said: “Unfortunately, my family and I closed out 2020 learning that we had contracted Covid while in California over the holidays.
“We are all in good spirits and recovering well. After our isolation is completed, I will follow US Soccer’s return to play guidelines to ensure my body is fully recovered and I can join my team-mates back on the field soon.
“Be safe and happy new year.”
Some fans were quick to point out that she had celebrated Christmas with her extended family.
She was pictured on Instagram with seven other people, as well as her husband Servando Carrasco and their baby daughter, Charlie.
One Twitter user wrote: “Maybe traveling during a pandemic to celebrate Christmas with your extended family wasn’t such a good idea, huh? Who could have predicted that?”
Another added: “Alex continues to disregard public health guidelines for Covid-19.
“I’ve counted a handful of occasions, where she has gathered with family and friends, and hasn’t followed recommended guidelines!”
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Morgan had returned to the United States to rejoin Orlando Pride after her short loan stint at Tottenham ended.
The USA scored twice in just five WSL appearances since arriving in North London in September.
She made her final appearance in a Spurs vest netting a penalty in their 3-1 win against Aston Villa with the team currently eighth in the table.
Morgan told Tottenham’s website: “I will be forever grateful to the club, my team-mates and Spurs supporters for taking such good care of me and my family.
“From the moment I arrived in London, I realised I was part of a first-class organisation, one that helped provide me the opportunity to immerse myself back into the game I love.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this chapter in my soccer journey so special.”
Heather Cowan, Tottenham’s Head of Women’s football said: “It has been a pleasure to have Alex with us during this period and the whole squad has taken a lot from working every day with someone at the top of the women’s game.
“We wish Alex all the best for the future both at club and international level as she prepares to return back home with her family. She will always be welcome here at Spurs.”