Luca Gunby Date: 8th January 2015 at 8:02pm
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Carpi winger Fabio Concas tested positive for Cocaine following a routine antidoping test after his side’s 1-0 win against local rivals Modena in Serie B.

The team from Emilia-Romagna are currently nine points clear at the top of the table in what is the only the club’s second season in the division with Concas himself scoring the club’s first ever goal in the league back in September 2013.

Italy’s National Olympic Committee, CONI, confirmed on their official website that the former Savona, Ternana and Varese winger had failed the antidoping test after the derby win in which he played the full 90 minutes.

CONI’s laboratory in Rome detected the presence of the Cocaine metabolite¬†Benzoylecgonine in the first sample given by Concas.

Disciplinary proceedings are yet to begin against Concas but he reportedly faces a potential ban of up to two years.

Carpi released an official statement to offer their response to the news.

“To make things clear, the substance detected was not a performance-enhancing one and the medical staff are in no way liable.”

“This matter exclusively concerns the individual’s personal life and is therefore entirely beyond the club’s control.

“Carpi FC 1909 reserves the right to protect its image and reputation in the appropriate channels regarding the conduct of a club employee.”

Concas started 13 times for Carpi and scored three times for the Biancorossi during the first half of the 2014-15 season

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