AC Milan reveal striker Olivier Giroud has tested positive for coronavirus after taking a test on Thursday… with the striker going into self-isolation during the international break
- AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has tested positive for coronavirus
- The 34-year-old French attacker received his positive diagnosis on Thursday
- Milan says the Frenchman has had no contact with the team since Sunday
- Giroud now in doubt for Milan’s next Serie A game at home to Lazio next week
AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has tested positive for the corona virus and is recovering in isolation, the Italian club has announced.
The 34-year-old French forward received his positive diagnosis on Thursday, four full days since he last played for the Rossoneri in their last Serie A game with Cagliari.
Milan says Giroud is feeling good after contracting the virus and having not been in contact with any of his teammates since the last game.
AC Milan and France striker Olivier Giroud tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday
Milan says Giroud has been out of contact with his Milan teammates since last Sunday
Giroud joined the Italian giants in the summer transfer window having just vanished in a £1million move from Chelsea.
The 34-year-old scored his first two competitive goals for the Rossoneri against Cagliari last weekend, a victory that the club continued 100 per cent into the Serie A season.
The striker would normally join the French national team at this time of year, but Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps did not select him in the squad for September’s World Cup qualifiers.
Giroud now in doubt for Milan’s next game – a Serie A clash at home to Lazio on September 12
Giroud was part of France’s roster for Euro 2020 but did not score in either of his two appearances under Deschamps. The striker is just five goals behind Thierry Henry on France’s all-time top scorers list.
The Milan star will now be in doubt for his side’s next game, a home game against Italian giants Lazio on September 12, who also started with two wins from two games under new head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Milan then kicks off their Champions League group stage campaign with a trip to Anfield to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on 15 September.