Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to return to Turin on Monday, despite seeing his private jet grounded because of travel restrictions.
The Italian government have ruled that Serie A sides can return to group training on May 18, while players are permitted to use the clubs’ facilities for individual exercises immediately, but Ronaldo was not in the country at the time of that declaration.
Instead, Ronaldo has spent the entirety of the Italian lockdown on the Portuguese island of Madeira, initially visiting his sick mother before being forced to stay because of travel restrictions.
Since Juventus called their players back to training, Ronaldo’s private jet has been grounded no less than three times because of travel restrictions, but ESPN note that he is expected to finally make it back on Monday.
Once he does make it back, Ronaldo is likely to be tested for coronavirus like the rest of the squad who have already returned.
The first wave of testing began on Monday morning, with Federico Bernardeschi, Juan Cuadrado, Carlo Pinsoglio, Aaron Ramsey and Leonardo Bonucci all undergoing tests, and Ronaldo and co. are expected to follow suit soon enough.
Juventus are taking everything incredibly seriously as their squad has been directly impacted by the virus. Blaise Matuidi, Daniele Rugani and Paulo Dybala were all diagnosed with the virus early in the outbreak, and Dybala recently tested positive for the fourth time in six weeks.
El Chiringuito note that the Argentine continues to suffer from the virus, so he will obviously not return to training until everyone involved can be certain that he is no longer carrying the coronavirus.
As of yet, there has been no confirmation of any potential return date for Serie A, with both league officials and the government waiting for the pandemic to ease up before making any decisions.