Marco Verratti, the midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain, has signed with Covid-19 for the second time this season.
As a result, he will miss his team’s Champions League quarterfinal match against Bayern Munch, which is scheduled for April 7.
Verratti was hospitalized with the illness after the new round of surgical tests at Parc des Princes on Friday.
“Marco Verratti has been confirmed positive for Sars-Cov2 based on the results of the most recent Sars-Cov2 PCR test. As a result, he will respect loneliness and is subject to the required health policy,” PSG announced in an official statement.
The 28-year-old will now be required to separate himself for the next 10 days, and he will not be able to rejoin the squad until he receives a negative Covid-19 result.
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino will also be unable to call on Verratti for the upcoming match against Strasbourg.
Verratti had contracted COVID-19 in the days leading up to PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Lorient on January 31. Verratti has appeared in 26 games for PSG this season, appearing in all competitions.
The Italy international has yet to score a goal, but he has made six assists.