Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus, the Serie A club announced Wednesday.
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The Old Lady says Rugani is “asymptomatic” but in isolation protocol as the COVID-19 virus continues to run through Italy.
Rugani, 25, will obviously have been in touch with the majority of his team. He later Tweeted (below) that he’s doing okay.
“The footballer, Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic. Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including those who have had contact with him.”
Rugani has played in seven matches for Juve this season.
Serie A’s season is already in jeopardy because of coronavirus, and Juventus leads the table by a point and is in the Coppa Italia semifinals. The club also has a UEFA Champions League second leg with Lyon on Tuesday. The French side leads 1-0.
Avrete letto la notizia e per questo ci tengo a tranquillizzare tutti coloro che si stanno preoccupando per me, sto bene.
Invito tutti a rispettare le regole, perché questo virus non fa distinzioni! Facciamolo per noi stessi, per i nostri cari e per chi ci circonda.#grazie pic.twitter.com/1QqewIKjie
— Daniele Rugani (@DanieleRugani) March 12, 2020