GdS: Maldini and Massara both struggling with flu but no coronavirus risk

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara are both struggling with flu but it is nothing to be worried about, a report claims.

Suspicion was aroused on Sunday when the pair were not present for Milan’s 2-1 defeat to Genoa at San Siro, with CEO Ivan Gazidis looking a lonely figure sat on his own in the stands.

The official line from the club was that Maldini and Massara stayed away due to health reasons, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive) have offered some more information.

It is in fact a simple gastrointestinal virus for the two directors, but one thing that is absolutely certain is that they do not have coronavirus (COVID-19).

There is no alarm at Milanello, where training has been suspended for the rest of the week at least and there has been no special programs or ‘vacation homework’ given to players.

The intent is to meet again in a week and in the meantime there are no players who are at risk, but new scenarios could open up in terms of even more restrictive measures across the league.

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