Juventus football stars, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi have recovered fully from Coronavirus weeks after they contracted the virus.
Italian defender, Rugani was the first Serie A player in Italy to contract the virus before his team-mate and French midfielder Matuidi tested positive a week later. The pair have since been tested again and both result came back negative, meaning they have been given the all-clear.
A club statement said: ‘Rugani and Matuidi underwent, as per protocol, a double-check with diagnostic tests (swabs) for the coronavirus.
‘The tests came back with negative results. The players have, therefore, recovered and are no longer subjected to the home isolation regime.’
While the two players have recovered, their fellow teammate and Argentine forward Paulo Dybala is still battling the disease together with his girlfriend, Oriana Sabatini.
Juventus Defender, Rugani Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Juventus have confirmed that 25-year-old Centre-back defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday night.
Rugani has been a fringe player for the reigning Serie A champions this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions.
The Italy international was on the bench for Juventus just days ago when the club beat Inter 2-0 behind closed doors.
Confirmation of Rugani’s condition comes after Serie A was put on hold until at least April with his club now committed to following proper quarantine protocol.
“The footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,” Juventus said in a club statement.
“Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the isolation procedures required by law, including the census of those who have had contact with him.”
Rugani began his career with Empoli in Serie B before joining Juventus in 2015 where he is currently contracted until June 2023.
The defender’s positive test comes in the wake of news that Juve superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has remained in his hometown of Madeira to limit the risk of getting coronavirus with Italy currently in lockdown.