Good news! Sampdoria forward Manolo Gabbiadini recovered from Coronavirus COVID-19. The news is reported on Tuesday 31 March 2020. Gabbiadini was the second Serie A player with Coronavirus on Thursday 12 March 2020 spending his quarantine with his wife Martina and children Tommaso and Nicolo.
Gabbiadini told Sky Sport in Italy, “I’m well, I’ve already started training again at home and have recovered. My family is well: my wife and kids are fine, which is the most important thing. The illness wasn’t too bad for me luckily. In terms of symptoms, I had a temperature for a day and a bad cough for five or six days. I stayed at home the whole time. My doctor would call me to see how I was and everything was under control.”
Gabbiadini expressed his gratitude for the support received not only by the Club but also the fans. “I received so many messages, maybe because I was the second Serie A player to be struck down by it. On WhatsApp alone, I received over 300 messages and it took me a week to reply to everyone. I was moved by all of them, but in particular those from former coaches who I don’t get to speak to often. That made me happy.”
Gabbiadini said: “I’ve now tested negative, but have to wait another 24 hours, as is common practice, to have the second swab and be sure that I’m still negative. My strength came back after the first two weeks when I didn’t feel that well. I’ve been training regularly for two weeks now. Every evening, the coaches send us a training programme for the following day. This tragedy has deeply affected me. Those of us who have a big reach must help out the people who are suffering. As a team, we’ve done our bit to help the San Martino Hospital in Genoa and I encourage all Italians to help the organisations that need it.”
— Sampdoria English (Stay at 🏠) (@sampdoria_en) March 31, 2020
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