Weston McKennie has examined constructive for COVID-19, Juventus have introduced.
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The USMNT star has been a mainstay in central midfielder since arriving at Juventus from Schalke this summer season. He was not on worldwide obligation through the break, because the USMNT opted towards having video games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
McKennie, 22, will now bear a interval of self-isolation and joins Juventus teammate, celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo, in contracting COVID-19, whereas a U23 coach has additionally examined constructive.
Here’s a assertion from Juventus on McKennie testing constructive for COVID-19:
“Juventus Soccer Membership publicizes that, through the checks supplied for by the protocol in pressure, the participant Weston McKennie has examined constructive for Covid 19. In compliance with the laws and the protocol, the workforce entered into fiduciary isolation this night.
“This process will enable all individuals detrimental to the controls to hold out common coaching and match actions, however won’t enable contact with individuals exterior of the group. The Membership is in fixed contact with the competent well being authorities.”
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Earlier than the worldwide break Juventus’ Serie A recreation with Napoli was canceled because of the Naples membership not with the ability to fulfil their fixture. Napoli stated that native well being authorities instructed them to not journey to Turin, as Juventus have been awarded a 3-0 win and Napoli deducted one level.
It’s now unclear if Juventus will be capable of fulfil their fixture towards Crotone this weekend, with Andrea Pirlo’s facet remaining in a bubble and gamers who’ve examined detrimental can practice however not have any contact with individuals exterior of the membership.
McKennie can be lacking for that and might be going to overlook their first two UEFA Champions League group stage video games, towards Dynamo Kiev and Barcelona, as he can be self-isolating.
The USMNT launched a press release saying they’re “working with the participant and membership to assist his care and restoration.”