Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from Covid-19, club says

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo (7) looks on during the Serie A football match n.37 between Cagliari and Juventus on July 29, 2020 at the Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Final result: Cagliari-Juventus 2-0. (Photo by Matteo Bottanelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo. (Photo by Matteo Bottanelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Italian club Juventus announced on Friday that Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo tested negative for Covid-19 and no longer has to quarantine.

“Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid-19. The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, healed after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation,” the club said in a statement.

Ronaldo missed five matches for both club and country after testing positive for Covid-19 on October 13. One of those matches was a highly anticipated match against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the Champions League.

The 35-year-old had been asymptomatic and regularly posted updates on social media displaying his workouts at home and a new haircut.

The news means Ronaldo could be in line to return to action this weekend when the league champions face Spezia.

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