CHERRIES are anxiously awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test for David Brooks, after he became unwell over the past couple of days.

The Welshman had to withdraw from the Cherries squad to face Norwich City today after developing "feverish symptoms".

The 23-year-old has now been tested for COVID-19 by the club's doctor, with the rest of the Cherries squad and staff awaiting the result of the test before proceeding with any next steps of their protocols.

Asked why Brooks had missed the 1-0 win against the Canaries, Tindall told the Daily Echo: "The last message I wanted to see on my phone this morning was from the club doctor saying he’d had a message from David Brooks late last night saying he’s got feverish symptoms, sore throat, body aching.

"I spoke to Brooksy on the phone this morning and he sounded very rough.

"The doc went round to his place this morning to check him over and unfortunately he was unable to play, COVID or no COVID, with his symptoms and the way he was feeling.

"The doc said if he played 10 minutes he would be almost sizzling to a point where he would have to come off. So we wish him well, hopefully he will be back soon. But it wasn’t the type of news I wanted to receive first thing this morning."

There are less strict measures in place requiring players to be regularly tested for coronavirus among EFL clubs as there are for sides in the Premier League.

But asked if Brooks had now been tested having developed symptoms and what the protocols at the club would be going forward, Tindall added: "As a precaution, the doc did test him (Brooks) this morning once he checked him over.

"As of yet we haven’t had the results back on that COVID test and fingers crossed everything comes back okay and it’s just a fever and Brooksy will be back in the next few days."