Frankfurt / Main (dpa) - Sports scientist Ingo Froböse has accused professional football of sometimes dishonest handling of corona cases.

“It's about market value, you have to be very clear.

Every player has a market value and that would suffer if you talked about bigger and protracted problems.

That's why people like to downplay it, "criticized the university professor for prevention and rehabilitation in sport at the German Sport University in Cologne.

According to the 64-year-old, the public is often not properly informed and sometimes even deliberately misinformed when it comes to information about symptoms in those who have tested positive. “It cannot be that footballers remain symptom-free with Corona when many other athletes are suffering from symptoms. In individual cases it shows that that was not true, »said Froböse. “Unfortunately, football is not a good role model in terms of transparency and honesty. I chalk that up for him not only with Covid-19, but also with injuries. "

Chronic injuries are rarely made public, Froböse complained.

"Why not?

Because they would of course be an absolute degression for the players and thus for the clubs, a loss par excellence, ”he said.

There have been numerous cases of corona diseases in the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga since last year, so Hertha BSC recently had to be in quarantine.


In order to keep the risk of infection and contacts as low as possible, the German Football League (DFL) decided on further quarantine measures before the next three match days.

Among other things, all those involved in the 36 professional clubs must go to a “quarantine training camp” from May 12th.

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