AC Milan are set to resume training again this coming Monday despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strongly affect Italy.
Football is currently at a standstill as the country continues to battle the pandemic. As per the BBC, the number of people who have died from coronavirus in Italy rose by 475 on Wednesday nearly 3,000 – the biggest increase since the outbreak.
There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the country, with more than 4,000 having successfully recovered. Understandably, there are no confirmed plans regarding the resumption of the Serie A season, with most clubs not currently holding training sessions.
However, according to what is being reported by SportMediaset (via MilanLive), Milan are one of several teams that should return to training after the coming weekend.
Despite this, the Serie A doctors union have spoken out against the idea, stating: “We must protect the health of the players and coachs. It is preferable to resume the activity only after a clear improvement in the conditions due to the Covid-19 emergency.”
Now Milan face a dilemma: continue as planned and risk incurring the wrath of the doctors and of some fans, or tell players to stay at home and do personalised work.