Barcelona star Sergi Roberto has tested positive for the coronavirus 26 times during his 29 days of recovery from the disease.
The 28-year-old sustained a muscle injury against Atletico Madrid on November 22, which is expected to prevent him from playing for the first team until the end of January. But his misery worsened on December 1, when he was forced to self-quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus.
And Spanish program Eleven on TV3, as cited by Mundo Deportivo, revealed that the midfielder needed an incredible 29 days to finally return a negative covid swab, testing positive 26 times along the way.
Roberto had to stay in isolation while testing positive for the virus, meaning he was forced to stay home and work on his own to recover, rather than speeding up the process with his medical staff in the field. Barcelona training.
Thankfully, the Barca star suffered only mild symptoms, making the recovery a bit more bearable. He regained his physical form using materials the club had provided him with and got into good physical condition with a view to finally shaking off the virus.
The good news is that Roberto eventually tested negative and returned to training with his teammates, and even made his return to action as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 win over the Athletic Bilbao Sunday evening.
The Spaniard is not the only footballer who has been affected by the covid for a long time. Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was sidelined for several weeks with the illness, while teammate Paulo Dybala took 47 days to finally return a negative test.