Tiger in isolation over potential coronavirus scare

RICHMOND midfielder Lauren Tesoriero will not play this week against St Kilda as she is in isolation due to coronavirus. 

Tesoriero is not displaying any symptoms and the measure is purely precautionary, as her housemate recently returned from Japan. 

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"Club medical staff – in conjunction with the AFL – have taken an ultra-cautious approach given she shares a house with someone who recently returned from overseas," a Richmond club statement said. 

"Lauren's housemate returned from Japan on Tuesday night. Despite having no contact with her housemate that evening, Lauren was sent home from the club on Wednesday.

"Neither Lauren or her housemate are displaying any symptoms but in the current environment the club and the AFL felt a period of isolation was the best course of action."

Tesoriero also works at the club during the day as an AFLW recruiter.

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West Coast duo McKenzie Dowrick and Emily Bonser were also listed as ill when teams were released, but the Eagles have confirmed it is not coronavirus-related.