Juventus star Weston McKennie ready to jump back into action after negative coronavirus test … but Cristiano Ronaldo’s return is still uncertain after testing positive for a second time
Weston McKennie has been freed from Covid-19’s isolation after testing positive ten days ago, while teammate Cristiano Ronaldo awaits an uncertain return.
The entire Juventus first-team roster was shut down on October 14 when the midfielder tested positive, just 24 hours after Ronaldo.
McKennie has missed two games in seclusion after Andrea Pirlo started the American in both opening games of Turin’s Serie A this season, and while he won’t be ready for Hellas Verona on Saturday, he should be lining up to finish it. against Barcelona.
Weston McKennie can now complete his Juventus comeback after 10 days in isolation
His teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is still awaiting his fate after a second Covid-19 positive
McKennie impressed in his first two Serie A starts, but missed two more games in isolation
‘Weston McKennie performed the protocol check with a diagnostic test for the coronavirus-Covid 19,’ Juventus announced.
The investigation yielded a negative result. The player is thereby healed and no longer subject to home isolation. ‘
There has been no mention of Ronaldo whose first test was a day earlier than McKennie’s, before the Portuguese star answered a second positive on Thursday.
The former Real Madrid forward is desperate to return in time for Juventus’ Champions League game with Barcelona, hungry for his first showdown with Lionel Messi since leaving Spain in 2018.
Ronaldo returned a positive test after returning from international service with Portugal
Ronaldo should have been tested negative a week before Barcelona’s game on October 28, but Juventus submitted a medical report to UEFA showing that the star’s test revealed a very low viral load.
It means the Portuguese talisman should get its way if it gets a negative result from another test on Friday.
Ronaldo has had to brush aside accusations made by the Italian Sport Minister that he violated coronavirus protocols after flying back from Portugal to Italy in a private helicopter on the way back from international duty.
The attacker wants to be ready to face his old foe Lionel Messi when Juve play against Barcelona
Ronaldo has since shown a second positive response on social media that he is asymptomatic
The Juventus star called the claims a ‘lie’ and that he and the club ‘have complied with all procedures.’
The Italian champions were able to do well with both McKennie and Ronaldo back in action after a frustrating 1-1 draw with Crotone halted their title defense on Saturday.
McKennie has a seasonal loan from Schalke, where the Serie A side can trigger a £ 16.5m clause in his contract for a permanent deal.