By Matthew Roscoe •
Published: 25 Feb 2021 • 12:37
Juventus Striker Alvero Morata Diagnosed With Lifelong Virus.
FORMER Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has been diagnosed with a lifelong virus after complaining about feeling ill following last week’s 2-1 loss to Porto in the Champions League.
As reported by The Sun, the 28-year-old has been diagnosed with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) which will remain in his body for the rest of his life.
Thankfully for the forward, who is currently on-loan from Spanish league leaders Atletico Madrid, the virus is usually harmless and can reside in people without being diagnosed – common symptoms are similar to the flu and it can only be contracted when ‘active’.
The Spanish international has scored four goals in seventeen games for the Italian side this season but was limited to 27 minutes off the bench against Porto with manager Andrea Pirlo explaining after the game: “Morata wasn’t in good shape before, then was sore at the end too, so we’ll see.
“Morata hasn’t been at his best since returning from a bout of flu. He was only playing tonight because we needed him.
“He felt ill in the locker room afterwards, he felt faint and needed a lie down, so he is not doing well.
Meanwhile, chief football officer Fabio Paratici told Sky Sports Italy: “We play a lot, it is difficult to keep a constant performance in a normal season, let alone this one.
“They also had a lot of small problems. First he had flu, now an intestinal disorder.
“This has prevented him from training constantly and he has lost his condition a bit.
“He is a top-level player and an extraordinary guy. Now he will be back in a position where he will be able to give us a hand in the season finale.”
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