There is ‘great apprehension’ about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s positivity to the Coronavirus, a report claims, but there is also optimism.
According to Friday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), the Swede underwent another test on Thursday that still showed him as positive. Although the virus is still in his body, he is asymptomatic and is training at home to stay fit.
Yesterday the 14 day quarantine ended officially ended, but because he is still positive it means he must remain away from others, and therefore his presence for the derby against Inter a week on Saturday remains in great doubt.
The paper claims that on either Sunday or at the beginning of next week, the 39-year-old will undergo another test in the hope that it will finally get a negative result, but if it is still positive then the chances of him making the derby become slim. He needs to test negative twice within a 48-hour period, therefore on consecutive days, and then return to training with the group.
In the event that the Swede should be unavailable, it will probably be Rafael Leao who gets the nod to play up front. Although he is not yet 100% in shape, he did score a brace against Spezia.