Ex-Portsmouth defender and Sheffield Wednesday boss contracts pneumonia and blood clots due to Covid-19

Former Pompey defender Darren Moore has contracted pneumonia and blood clots after testing positive for Covid-19.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 7:34 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:16 am

The Sheffield Wednesday boss had returned to work on Monday after spending 10 days in isolation.

He took charge of the Owls’ 2-0 defeat to Swansea City in the Championship on Tuesday.

However, Moore – who left Pompey’s League One rivals Doncaster for Hillsborough last month – has felt discomfort since the game and will be forced to take further leave of absence.

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He told Wednesday’s website: ‘I have developed pneumonia as a result of COVID-19, with blood clots on the lungs and extreme discomfort.

‘I am gutted to be away but I understand the situation and the course of action I must take.’

The Owls currently languish second-bottom in the Championship and are eight points adrift of safety with just five matches to play.

Pompey have sent their best wishes to Moore, who scored two goals in 66 appearances at Fratton Park between 1999-2001.

Darren Moore. Picture: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

A tweet for the Blues’ account said: ‘Everybody at #Pompey wishes Darren Moore a full and speedy recovery. Get well soon, Darren.’