Naples announced on Friday that Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for COVID-19 after the last PCR test. The Senegalese central defender will be absent 13 days before the Europa League clash against Granada.
There is still a problem. The joy of Naples after Fabian’s return was short-lived, because this Friday, Kalidou Koulibaly tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Italian club communicated in the middle of the afternoon the result of the last PCR test of the central defender, centerpiece in the diagram of Gennaro Gattuso. This is perhaps one of the most sensitive absences the team can have.
“After the tests carried out in the morning, Kalidou Koulibaly tested positive for COVID-19. The player is asymptomatic and will spend the period of isolation at home,” the club said in a brief statement.
Its withdrawal also comes at a very inconvenient time. In 13 days, the round of 16 of the Europa League will take place against Granada, a very short time. Everything will depend on the ability of Koulibaly’s body to eliminate the virus and pass the necessary checks before his return.
In the meantime, he will miss important matches against Genoa and Juventus, as well as the Italian Cup semi-final second leg against Atalanta. In the first leg, the result was 0-0, so everything is still open for the match in Bergamo.