The Wolves will have to do without William for the remaining three matches of this year after the 25-year-old right-back tested positive for COVID-19, meaning he is now required to quarantine at home. Last Sunday, the Brazilian began to show symptoms and immediately informed the sporting management and medical staff at the club, who arranged for him to be tested without delay.
“We would like to wish William all the best for a speedy recovery,” said VfL managing director Jörg Schmadtke. “This case has demonstrated that the testing system at VfL Wolfsburg is working the way that it is intended to. William did exactly what he was meant to do by letting us know as soon as he had any symptoms. That way he was tested and unfortunately that proved to be positive, so he was sent straight into quarantine, without any further contact with his teammates, the coaches or backroom staff.”