Serie A

Juventus star set to return after negative Coronavirus test

October 24, 2020 - 8:45 am

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie is set to return to action this weekend, as we play host to Verona on Sunday evening.

The 22 year-old missed our last two fixtures, including a 1-1 draw with Crotone and our Champions League group game with Dynamo Kiev, and will be a welcome addition back into the team.

The American star tested positive for Coronavirus shortly after the international break, and had been forced to isolate, but the club has now confirmed that he has passed as negative ahead of our weekend’s Serie A fixture.

Their official website reads: ‘Weston McKennie carried out, as per protocol, the check with a diagnostic test (swab) for corona virus (Covid 19).

‘The exam showed a negative result. The player has therefore recovered and no longer subject to home isolation.’

Cristiano Ronaldo was not so lucky however, as he once again tested positive for Covid-19, although the club still hopes that he will be able to return in time for the clash with Barcelona in midweek.

We will also be without Federico Chiesa, who picked up a straight red card last weekend, although Paulo Dybala may well be in line for his first start of the season.

Our opponents Hellas Verona are also expected to be without one player, Koray Gunter, who also tested positive for Coronavirus around the same time.

Should McKennie come straight back into the starting line-up this weekend?


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    chpo October 24, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Hi, players having to isolate due to a positive test makes no sense. If you have no symptoms, you are neither sick nor infectious. A doctor has to make the call.
    Not sure if this comment will pass as the whole Corona topic is highly political only, but people are still scared and some scarred for life.
    Hopefully, we won’t see a regular absence of players now due this as winter is known for catching a cold since thousands of years.

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    chpo October 24, 2020 at 11:38 am

    I still need to see more of McKennie, but him or Arthur should start next to Rabiot.
    Somehow, I am still waiting for Bentancur’s break through. He is misplacing passes a lot and his shots are not that accurate anymore. But all the managers seem to like him.

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    Emmanuel October 24, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    True arthur n mc kenie are better than bentacur