Colombia manager Reinaldo Rueda has provided an update on Rangers star Alfredo Morelos following his absence due to Covid-19 [Herald].
El Bufalo and national team kinesiologist Jose Rendon returned positive tests in late May and were forced into isolation.
An update from the Colombia team’s official Twitter account at the time stated that both Morelos and the staff member were in ‘good health’ and now, the striker is back with his international teammates.
The Gers star missed a World Cup Qualifier against Peru in Lima, but speaking ahead of a clash against Argentina overnight, La Tricolor manager Rueda said: “I just received the medical report and PCR after the game in LIMA. All the players are negative. Alfredo Morelos is with the group again” [Herald].
It’s a big boost for 24-year-old that he is back training, after what was likely a tough isolation period.
Although he wasn’t included in the squad to face Argentina, he mustn’t be feeling any long-lasting effects from the virus, which is excellent news, with his health the most important thing.
As an ambitious player, he will of course be gutted to have missed out on a pair of World Cup qualifiers, but at least he won’t miss out on the Copa America, with Colombia’s first game scheduled for 15 June.
Morelos has targeted involvement in a Copa America for many years and although Colombia were recently stripped of co-hosting duties, he’ll still be determined to help take his side deep into the prestigious competition.