Newcastle manager Steve Bruce believes going to the supermarket or petrol station could pose a greater a risk of coronavirus than a return to football given the strict measures put in place to protect players.
However, Bruce warned his squad could “fall down like a pack of cards” with injuries if they are not given enough preparation time to get back up to speed before matches restart.
The UK government gave the go ahead for sport behind closed doors from June 1 this week.
Newcastle last played on March 7 and Bruce believes his players will not be fit to return until the end of June.
“You have to remember that they have had eight weeks off and that is probably the longest break some of these players have had in their careers,” he told the Sunday Telegraph. (Text, photo by Guardian)