The examination carried out by coach Renato Portaluppi on Monday confirmed that he is with Covid-19. The information was revealed by the coach’s daughter, Carolina Portaluppi, in her social media and confirmed by Grêmio later.
With the infection, he will be in social isolation for at least 10 days, term imposed by the protocol of the Brazilian Football Confederation. However, the return to activities will depend on the reaction of the coach’s organism to the coronavirus.
According to the Grêmio doctor who accompanies the coach, Dr. Gabriel Severo, Renato had an improvement in his clinical condition in the last hours: “The coach was medicated and, at the moment, is asymptomatic. Renato will comply with the isolation protocol for the next few months. days, “said Severo.
Portaluppi, 58, performed a test required by the Rio Grande do Sul Football Federation on Saturday to be able to play for the Gre-Nal and the result was negative. At dawn on Monday, the coach had a fever and complained of pain in the body during the night, in addition to inflammation in the throat.
With the symptoms, he was vetoed for the trip for Wednesday’s game, valid for the third phase of the Libertadores, against Independiente del Valle, in Ecuador. And he took another exam for Covid-19 and the result was positive. Even before having confirmation, the technician was isolated and started to be followed by the doctors of Grêmio.
Assistant Alexandre Mendes, who led the team in some matches at Gauchão, will be responsible for the team in Ecuador. Grêmio trains this Tuesday in Quito. The location and time have not yet been informed.
Carolina Portaluppi confirmed on Instagram that her father took Covid-19 – Photo: Instagram Carolina Portaluppi / Reproduction / CP
The first game of the third phase is scheduled for Wednesday, at the Casa Blanca stadium, at 19h15min. The return match takes place on the 14th, at the same time, at the Arena.
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