Matthijs de Ligt has been sidelined from Juventus action for two weeks after testing positive for Coronavirus.
It is safe to say that the Bianconeri’s defense has struggled without Matthijs de Ligt. In fact, Juventus suffered five goals on their three matches without the Dutch defender.
Two weeks ago, Juventus officially announced that the 21-year-old defender had tested positive for Covid-19. In fact, the infection was detected after one of their regular rounds of testing. According to the Italian regulations currently in place, that meant that the former Ajax captain would need to isolate himself for at least 10 days. Additionally, the player has remained asymptomatic throughout the last two weeks. Therefore, de Ligt could now return to work if he tested negative for Covid-19.
This Saturday afternoon, Juventus have released a statement where they disclose the player’s medical condition.
“Matthijs de Ligt carried out, as per protocol, two controls of the molecular test (swab) for Covid-19 with negative results. Therefore, the player has recovered and is no longer subjected to the isolation regime. He will join the team at the J Hotel for the retreat this evening and will be included in the squad list for tomorrow’s match.”
The Dutch defender will be available to take part in this Sunday morning’s fixture against Bologna. This strikes as positive news for the Bianconeri, who currently occupy a disappointing sixth place at Serie A. Moreover, only Alex Sandro remains in isolation after testing positive 19 days ago with mild symptoms.