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Mitchell comeback derailed by COVID-19

The highly anticipated return of Latrell Mitchell has been put on ice for another week after the star South Sydney Rabbitohs fullback contracted COVID-19.

Souths issued a statement today saying Mitchell was isolating from his teammates and would be unavailable for selection for the Round 14 match against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday 11 June.

It continues a tough run for Mitchell who suffered a serious hamstring injury during the Rabbitohs 24-12 win over St George Illawarra Dragons in Round Five in April which sidelined him for eight weeks.

The club sent Mitchell to the United States to work with a leading medical specialist for treatment as it was his second serious hamstring injury within three seasons.

The Souths No.1 took out the True Blue award for the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues last season after playing a starring role in the Origin series win.

His absence for Round 13 now leaves him with only one game to push his claims for selection for the Blues for Game Two of the series at Optus Stadium in Perth on Sunday 26 June.

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