The Italian player is showing no signs of the virus but has now been put in isolation.
Juventus have confirmed that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday night.
The 25-year-old centre-back was a fringe player for the reigning Serie A winners this year, making only seven appearances in all competitions.
The Italy global was on the seat for Juve just days ago when the club beat Inter 2-0 behind closed doors.
Confirmation of Rugani’s condition comes after Serie A was put on hold until at least April with his team now committed to following good quarantine protocol.
“The footballer Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus-COVID-19 and is now asymptomatic,” Juventus stated in a club announcement.
“Juventus Football Club is now activating all of the isolation procedures required by law, for example, senses of those who’ve had contact with him.”
Rugani started his career with Empoli at Serie B before joining Juventus in 2015 where he’s now contracted until June 2023.
He used Twitter to post a heartfelt message to his followers indicating that he was fine and for individuals to submit to the constraints put in place due to the virus.
“You may have read the information and that is why I need to reassure all those that are worrying about me, I am fine,” Rugani tweeted.
“I urge everyone to respect the principles because this virus makes no distinctions! Let us do it for ourselves, for our loved ones and for all those around us. #grazie.”
The defender’s positive evaluation comes in the wake of news that Juve celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo has stayed in his hometown of Madeira to limit the probability of getting coronavirus with Italy now in lockdown.
Together with Serie A game suspended indefinitely, the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) recently confirmed possible ways they could adapt a shortened season.
“If the COVID-19 emergency shouldn’t allow for the end of the league competitions, president (Gabriel) Gravina put forward some suggestions which will be discussed in another meeting on March 23,” read an FIGC announcement.
“With no order of priority, an alternative is not assigning the Scudetto and consequently informing UEFA of those teams qualified for Europe.
“Another could be speaking to the table as it stands up until the minute the season was interrupted.
“A third and final hypothesis is to organise play-offs for the title of champion of Italy and play-offs to pick relegation to Serie B.”
The Premier League is also starting to be affected by coronavirus with Wednesday’s clash between Manchester City and Arsenal postponed.