MCKENNIE RECOVERS FROM COVID-19
KENYA BROWN - Sunday, October 25, 2020
Weston McKennie appears to be on the mend as it was announced by Italian Serie A team Juventus that the midfielder has recovered from his COVID-19 diagnosis.

The news, which was reported by the team on Friday, stated that the 22-year-old's latest test came back negative, giving the player a timetable for his return to action.

"Weston McKennie carried out, as per protocol, the check with a diagnostic test for coronavirus. The exam showed a negative result. The player has therefore recovered and no longer subject to home isolation," said a statement posted on Juventus' website.

The Texas-born midfielder tested positive for the respiratory disease earlier in the month, becoming the third player Juventus player to be diagnosed following Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.

McKennie joined the Bianconeri during the summer transfer window on a season-long loan from German Bundesliga team Schalke. He was immediately put into the team's starting lineup by head coach Andrea Pirlo.

It's unknown when McKennie will return to the field for Juventus, but earlier reports had marked Oct. 28 as the ideal time when the team takes on Barcelona in the Champions League.