AC Milan football club will be without their number one goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jens Petter Hauge for their clash against AS Roma after both players tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the wake of the club’s latest round of medical checks.
According to the Italian club, three members of their first-team staff also returned positive tests for the virus, which has caused a global pandemic, killing over 1 million people.
“AC Milan can announce that results determined from a series of swab tests conducted yesterday evening have returned from a laboratory with positive indications of Covid-19 for Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jens Petter Hauge and three other staff members,” a statement published Monday, October 26 on their official website reads.
“Whilst they are all asymptomatic, they have immediately entered isolation in their homes and the relevant local health authorities have been informed.
“Today, the players and staff were tested again for Covid-19, as is required by protocol, and there have been no other positive test results for the virus.”
AC Milan currently lies top of Italy’s top flight, having won all four of their Serie A fixtures to date and having conceded just a single goal in their matches.
In light of this announcement, it makes it four for AC Milan as the club’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Leo Duarte also tested positive for the virus in the weeks.