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Juventus confirm USMNT’s McKennie recovered from COVID-19

Weston McKennie - COVID

ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 27: Weston McKennie of Juventus gestures during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on September 27, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

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U.S. men’s national team midfielder Weston McKennie is fully recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 nine days ago, Juventus announced on Friday.

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Weston McKennie was previously confined to self-isolation in his home, but the 22-year-old recently received a negative COVID-19 test result and will soon rejoin his teammates in training, as per the protocols in Italy.

McKennie has missed just one game for Juve — last weekend’s 1-1 draw away to Crotone — though it remains to be seen whether or not he will feature in manager Andrea Pirlo’s plans for Sunday’s clash with Hellas Verona.

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After four games, Juve sit fifth in the Serie A table with two wins and two draws. AC Milan, the only side with a perfect, 100-percent record to start the season, currently sit four points clear of the nine-time defending champions.

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