Ibrahimovic tests positive for COVID-19
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive for COVID-19.
The news came on Thursday, a day after Ibrahimovic's teammate Leo Duarte, a defender from
Brazil, also tested positive for the disease.
The back-to-back cases mean that AC Milan will have to play without two of its highest-paid stars as the team seeks to improve upon its sixth-place finish in a 2019-20 Serie A season that was paused for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sweden's Ibrahimovic, 38, scored twice in AC Milan's 2-0 win over Bologna in its opening game of the new season. Duarte tested positive after a round of testing on Tuesday. According to Serie A rules, a positive test in any team automatically triggers a second round of testing, after which Ibrahimovic tested positive.
In a social media post, Ibrahimovic said he showed no symptoms of COVID-19, and he vowed to recover quickly.
In a statement, AC Milan said Italian health authorities had been informed and that both Ibrahimovic and Duarte had been placed under home quarantine. All other players and officials with the team tested negative.