Inter has announced that Danilo D’Ambrosio tested positive for the coronavirus. After suffering from flu-like symptoms over the past couple of days, the Italian’s swab came back positive and he will go into immediate quarantine from the rest of the team. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, D’Ambrosio felt poorly after the Torino match and traveled back to Milan separately. In fact, he was meant to be on the substitutes bench Sunday but instead watched from the stands due to injury concerns.
MILANO - FC Internazionale Milano announce that Danilo D’Ambrosio has tested positive for Covid-19 following a test that he took yesterday.
The Nerazzurri defender is already in quarantine at his home. The team group will now follow the necessary procedures provided for by the health protocol.
With the two-week long international break looming after Inter’s weekend clash with Sassuolo, D’Ambrosio can put the extra rest time to good use in recovering from the virus. For now, Andrea Ranocchia and Aleksandar Kolarov can fill in for the 32-year-old as center-back depth, though the trio of Bastoni/de Vrij/Skriniar has been steadfastly holding down the fort since winter 2020, starting together in all but one of the last 18 league matches.
Hopefully, the medical procedures will also eliminate any spread amongst the team, especially with many players departing for international camps. Although CONMEBOL, South American football’s governing body, postponed its World Cup qualifiers scheduled for this window, FIFA has not canceled the international round entirely despite concerns of Covid-19 spreading.