Official: Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez test positive for Coronavirus

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s selection crisis has deepened as Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez have tested positive for Coronavirus, the club have confirmed.

In a statement on their official website, the club announce that Çalhanoğlu and Theo Hernández tested positive for a molecular swab carried out yesterday by the whole squad, the rest of whom tested negative.

The club have informed the competent health authorities, and the two players – asymptomatic – were immediately placed in home quarantine. All other players and staff will continue to be monitored closely.

In terms of what that means for tomorrow’s game, it seems as though Diogo Dalot is now nailed on for a start at the left-back position, while Brahim Diaz is likely to play as an attacking midfielder.

The absences continue to pile up though as Rafael Leao will miss the game through suspension, Matteo Gabbia and Ismael Bennacer are still out injured while Ante Rebic and Rade Krunic have COVID too.

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