COVID-19: Weston McKennie tests positive, sending Juve into isolation

A day after Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for COVID-19 while on national team duty with Portugal, new teammate Weston McKennie tested positive.

With the U.S. national team idle during the October international window, McKennie continued training with Juventus. His positive test resulted in Juve players and staff going into isolation on Wednesday night.

As long as they continue to test negative and remain isolated, members of the Juve squad can continue to train and play competitive matches.

CR7 in isolation. Ronaldo returned to Turin on "a medical flight authorized by the competent health authorities at the request of the player," Juventus stated, to begin isolation at his home.

Juventus' next match is against Crotone in Serie A on Saturday. The nine-time defending league champion opens play in the UEFA Champions League at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday.

COVID wave. Serie A has been hit with a wave of COVID-19 cases: 31 players currently positive.

Juventus was awarded a 3-0 win over Napoli when local health authorities blocked Napoli from traveling to Turin for its match against Juventus on Oct. 4 after two players, Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas, and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Napoli was also handed a one-point penalty.
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