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AC Milan Defender Tests Positive For The Coronavirus; Whole Team To Be Tested Ahead Of Game Tonight

We wish him a speedy recovery!

AC Milan v Bologna FC - Serie A Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

AC Milan via their website have announced that defender Leo Duarte has tested positive for the coronavirus after undergoing a swab test day before yesterday. The defender played in the league this weekend coming on as a substitute for Simon Kjaer for the end of the game. The Milan back line is already thin as a result of captain Alessio Romagnoli and Mateo Musacchio being out with injuries and Duarte now joins that list. We wish Duarte a speedy recovery and can't wait to see him back in action after his long spell out.

As a result, the entire team will need to be tested again ahead of their fixture in the UEFA Europa League against FK Bodo/Glimt tonight. The preventative measures as recommended by public health authorities will be undertaken by the players and coaches.

The announcement notes that all other players had tested negative but will be tested again.