Nagoya Grampus’ Kanazaki tests positive for coronavirus

              In this March 28, 2020, photo,  players of Nagoya Grampus and Yokohama FC play during a practice game, without spectators following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Toyota, central Japan.  Japan's soccer J-League will resume on July 4 after stopping play in the early season as the coronavirus began to surge. (Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — Nagoya Grampus forward Mu Kanazaki has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Japan’s Kyodo news agency first reported the findings and cited Japan’s soccer J-League.

The J-League announced last week that the season can resume for first-division teams on July 4 after being suspended for more than two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many teams have already begun to practice and prepare for league games that will be played in empty stadiums.

Kanazaki underwent a test on Monday and the positive result was confirmed a day later. He is reported to be receiving treatment in a local hospital. There were no immediate reports on his condition.

Top-flight soccer leagues have already resumed in Germany and South Korea after global sport was shuttered during the pandemic.