AFL news: Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin isolated from the team in Perth with illness







Two Melbourne coaches have been sent into isolation in Perth after coming down with an illness.

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has been forced into isolation a week out from the AFL grand final with a mystery illness.

Goodwin missed an open training session on Friday and a press conference after falling ill.

Assistant coach Troy Chaplin filled his spot at the media opportunity and revealed both Goodwin and assistant Adem Yze were isolating at their hotel.

“He’s woken up a little bit crook – both him and Ooz (Yze),” Chaplin said.

“They’ll be fine come tomorrow but the club didn’t want to take any risk. The docs said to stay back.

“Given the stakes at hand, it’s important to make sure we don’t have something that sweeps through the whole club.”

It’s expected, however, that both coaches will be back up and running, possibly as soon as Saturday.

Melbourne players are back in the community and interacting with the public having served their quarantine in Perth.

Chaplin revealed Yze had his second Covid-19 vaccination yesterday.

The Demons will have their main training session of the week on Saturday.

The illness, which is believed to be gasto-like, comes just a week after six members of Geelong were struck down with a bug before that left several players bed-ridden and with fevers before losing last weekend’s preliminary final to Melbourne.

Melbourne still have eight days before next Saturday’s clash with the Western Bulldogs.

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