Dybala resumes training
Paulo Dybala was one of the highest-profile victims in the footballing world to contract the COVID-19 virus. The Argentine and Juventus star has however managed to recover and has now resumed his training. The world was left in fear when Dybala stated that he struggled to breath while ill, confirming that COVID-19 can terrorize even the youngest and fittest amongst us.
“I’ve had strong symptoms, but I’m much better today,” Dybala, 26, told the Juventus television channel.
“Now, I can move and walk and try to work out. A few days ago, when I tried to do those things, I was struggling for breath. My muscles ached.”
Dybala was not the only player in the Juventus outfit to test positive as Daniele Rugani and midfielder Blaise Matuidi were also reported as confirmed cases.
Serie A was the first and most drastic victim of the Coronavirus and all football has been suspended indefinitely since March.
The effect on the finances of the effected clubs has been disastrous. Juventus have now joined the likes of others and reached an agreement with the squad and coaches to reduce wages as compensation for club losses.
“The economic and financial effects of the understanding reached are positive for about €90m for the 2019/2020 financial year,” Juventus said in a statement. “The understanding provides for the reduction of the compensation for an amount equal to the monthly payments of March, April, May and June 2020.”
The current economic effect and vestiges of this virus will no doubt be felt for months after we emerge as a cleansed population, we can only hope that this will happen sooner rather than later.