As Jugones reported and confirmed AS, he was in contact with a positive friend on COVID-19. The striker has given negative, but it is low for Alaves.
Luka Jovic (22 years old) is isolated at his home in Madrid due to the risk of being infected with coronavirus, as the Jugones program has advanced this Wednesday and has been able to confirm AS. The striker has been in contact with a positive friend on COVID-19, so the club immediately applied the protocol previously designed for this type of situation.
According to what was found by this newspaper, Jovic’s friend landed in Madrid from Belgrade on Monday at noon. Although the initial plan was for Zidane’s footballers not to receive visitors, their request to be able to reunite with their loved ones, especially in the cases of foreigners, caused the club to devise another way of proceeding.
Low, at least, for Alaves
Madrid’s measures require that anyone who visits his players take the virus detection test, and this friend of Jovic tested positive, which is why he was removed from the Serb’s day-to-day life. As there was no training on Monday, the tip was also checked in the afternoon, being negative. Despite this, protocol now requires him to remain isolated in his home. It is a safe low for Friday against Alavés (Alfredo di Stéfano, 22:00, Movistar LaLiga) and, depending on how events evolve, it could be for more meetings. It is the only way for the club to ensure 100% that it is not infected or exposes its teammates.
The return to activity is being very hectic for Jovic. A few days after landing in Madrid after his well-known confinement in Serbia, where he was accused of skipping the quarantine, he was injured at his home. His extra-articular fracture in the calcaneus bone made him unavailable to Zidane for nearly two months. In between, a barbecue in breach of the regulations around the COVID-19 and that bothered the club a lot brought it up to date . Last Sunday, in the discount against Athletic, he had reappeared, but his progression will now be suddenly interrupted. In his first year at Madrid, who signed him for 60 million euros, he has scored 2 goals and 2 assists in 25 games (770 minutes) .