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Official: Sergi Roberto tests positive for COVID-19

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The problems keep piling up for Sergi Roberto, who has recently tested positive for the Coronavirus while recovering from his injury, as confirmed by Barcelona.

The defender picked up a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid, and was ruled out for nearly two months, which left Barcelona with just Sergino Dest in the right-back slot. Owing to the same, Roberto has not trained with the group since November 21, and will have to isolate at home.

Roberto is also the first Barcelona player to test positive with the season still underway. Jean-Claire Todibo was the only other Barça player who got tested positive for the virus, but was shipped out on loan to Benfica before the season started.

Out till January, at the very least, Roberto’s recovery depends on the development on his injury, but more importantly till he gets tested negative for the Coronavirus.

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