Arturo Vidal in hospital with severe tonsillitis before testing positive for coronavirus just days after getting jab

ARTURO VIDAL has been hospitalised with severe tonsillitis.

And the Chilean, 34, has tested positive for Covid-19, just days after being vaccinated.

The unlucky star is back in Chile, having joined up with his national team ahead of the Copa America.

Chile is in a bad way with coronavirus, registering over 6,000 new cases a day.

Vidal received his vaccination on Friday, and proudly shared an image of his jab to social media.

He wrote: "Happy with the vaccine !!!

"Now we are better for the next challenges with @laroja.

"To take care of each other and to get vaccinated."

But after initially being hospitalised with severe tonsillitis, Vidal has now tested positive for Covid-19 – although none of his team-mates are believed to have been infected.

The disease has been caught by 1.3million people in Chile, with more than 29,000 being killed.

Vidal will now miss Chile's World Cup qualifier against Argentina on Thursday, as he battles back to health.

The midfielder joined up with his national team after a decent season at Inter Milan, during which he won the Serie A title.

He fell out of favour after struggling with injury, however, and hasn't played since March 8.

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