Cristiano Ronaldo tests negative for COVID-19, could return to Juventus soon

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Cristiano Ronaldo should return to Juventus soon. Ronaldo tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday and is no longer required to isolate at home, the team announced.

Juventus released a short statement announcing the news, which read:

Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid 19.

The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation.

Ronaldo initially tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 13. Ronaldo was reportedly asymptomatic.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed four games due to COVID-19

Since his diagnosis, Ronaldo has missed four games for Juventus, the biggest of which included the team’s game against Barcelona. That contest was supposed to feature Ronaldo going up against Lionel Messi, but Ronaldo did not test negative in time to return to action. In Ronaldo’s absence, Juventus went 1-1-2.

Juventus is schedule to play Spezia on Nov. 1. The team has not announced whether Ronaldo will be available for that contest.

Cristiano Ronaldo kicks a ball during warmups.
Cristiano Ronaldo tested negative for COVID-19 after missing four games due to the virus. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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