Lee Johnson has revealed Jake Vokins had a “slight flicker” to his heart which showed up on his ECG after contracting COVID-19.
SLIGHT FLICKER ON ECG
"Jake was the one who picked up COVID, and after a very good game at Accrington away he then started to feel quite poorly. Southampton then arranged for him to have an ECG and there was a slight flicker on that. When people get tested for COVID you don't - unless you are playing the Premier League - necessarily get checked (with an ECG) because there is a high cost to it. But they checked him and he probably just needs a week to settle down, and then I think he'll have another ECG next week and we'll go from there and look at his return to play protocol.
"I don't think he will be out that long because he looks fine, he feels fine - he is frustrated more than anyone because he actually feels good. But this is the right thing to do, given that COVID is an unprecedented situation. His previous ECGs, medicals and what have you, have always been clear so I don't think it's a long-term problem - no-one is panicking in that respect.”