Troy Deeney rejoins Watford training for first time since coronavirus shutdown
Deeney missed Tuesday's training session due to being unwell, although it was unrelated to coronavirus
Last Updated: 03/06/20 4:18pm
Watford captain Troy Deeney has trained for the first time since suspension of the Premier League in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Deeney initially opted against a return last month because of his concerns about player safety and the welfare of his five-month-old son, who has breathing difficulties.
But he revealed last week his intention to resume training at the club's London Colney base, after holding positive talks with Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England's deputy chief medical officer.
The Hornets' skipper missed Tuesday's training session due to being unwell, although it was unrelated to coronavirus.
Premier League players, who initially were able to resume group training under social distancing protocols as part of Project Restart, were given the go-ahead to begin contact training last Wednesday.
All squads underwent tests - the Premier League's fifth round of testing - on Monday and Tuesday this week, there was one positive test from 1197 players and club staff.
Watford sit outside the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference ahead of the proposed resumption of the season on June 17, with all 92 remaining league fixtures to be televised.
Sky Sports will show 64 live Premier League games. In addition to the 39 matches scheduled to be broadcast on Sky before the coronavirus interruption, 25 more matches will be available on both Sky Sports Premier League and Sky's free-to-air Pick channel.