AC Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez test positive for coronavirus

Turkish midfielder and French defender, integral members of Stefano Pioli's side that sit three points clear at the Serie A summit, will miss Monday’s game away to Cagliari

AC Milan's Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu kisses the ball after he scored the winning penalty in the penalty shootout during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) round of sixteen football match AC Milan vs Torino on January 12, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA
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AC Milan players Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez have tested positive for Covid-19, the Serie A club said on Sunday.

The Turkish midfielder and French defender, integral members of Stefano Pioli's side that sit three points clear at the Serie A summit, will miss Monday’s game away to Cagliari.

"AC Milan announces that Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez tested positive for a molecular swab carried out yesterday to all the whole team, while all other test results were negative," the club said.

"The club promptly informed the health authorities. The asymptomatic players remained in isolation at home.

"All the other team members will continue to be monitored closely according to the federal protocol."

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