Ben Chilwell has undergone another test for Covid-19 after being prevented from reporting for England duty through illness.
Chelsea ’s new £50million left-back missed Thursday night’s 3-0 win over Wales after breaking pandemic protocols by attending a surprise birthday party for Tammy Abraham last weekend.
Despite testing negative for the virus, he was unable to link-up with Gareth Southgate’s squad for Sunday’s Nations League clash with Belgium after falling sick.
FA medics are taking no chances and performed a second test on Chilwell. If the result is negative, then he could still be involved in against Denmark on Wednesday.
Jadon Sancho also missed the Wales game after attending Abraham’s party.
Chilwell won’t face Belgium on Sunday
But both players are now available to Southgate after being welcomed back into the squad’s protective bubble.
Chilwell, Abraham and Sancho became the latest England players to break strict protocols after Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were axed from the squad following last month’s win in Iceland.
All five players have been criticised by fans for their actions, with Foden and Greenwood left out of this England gathering by Southgate.
Three Lions midfielder Jordan Henderson accepts his teammates did wrong, but says that footballers are far from the only people to have broken coronavirus rules.
“We know when you play for England there’s a big responsibility and that any little thing you do will come under scrutiny,” said the Liverpool captain.
Jordan Henderson has defended his teammates
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“But during Covid, it’s not just footballers who have made mistakes.
“I know we’ll get targeted and that everybody has got to try to do their best.
“But it’s new for us all and over the past few months one or two players may have made some bad decisions.
“But I think that goes for the people in this country in general.
“You look at politicians, you look at businessmen. They have made mistakes as well.”