Esposito, Cappelletti and Italiano joined the others: for all individual training at Carnera. Fitness and team work visits awaiting Boniciolli who has to wait for the negative swab
UDINE. The light can be glimpsed at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday the Apu Old Wild West greeted with a sigh of relief the news of the recovery from Covid of Alessandro Cappelletti, Nazzareno Italiano and Ethan Esposito.
The Epiphany, however, did not bring only sweet news: coach Matteo Boniciolli tested positive for the control swab and must remain in isolation.
The Juventus team trained in the afternoon, the session was led by the trio of the technical staff: Alberto Martelossi, Carlo Finetti and Carlo Campigotto.
For the group of players, however, the return to normal is scheduled for today: in the afternoon the five players who returned negative in the last two days after the stop due to Covid (Mussini, Pellegrino and the aforementioned Cappelletti, Italiano and Esposito) will undergo the visit to renew sports fitness with Dr. Alessandro Grassi, head of Apu Medical, then they will be able to resume training at full speed.
Yesterday, for the five healed players, only individual training with specific exercises.
Another player who trained separately yesterday is Michele Antonutti. The captain continues his own differentiated path together with the athletic trainer Luigi Sepulcri.
One step at a time, the “Cigno di Colloredo” is finding a good shape, but it is still too early to talk about the dates of his return to the field.
The hope is to see him again with the game uniform at the end of January: in this sense, the two weeks of rest of the Serie A2 championship are welcome at the Apu home, which in addition to recovering the players infected by Covid can restore Antonutti in condition without losing him. for too many games.
Obviously, for the complete return to normal, we must wait for coach Boniciolli to recover.
The team, however, can resume training at a championship pace and is now targeting the first match after the forced break, that is, Orzinuovi’s “cursed” away match.
It will be played on Sunday 16 January at 6 pm and it will be the last in the first leg: for Udine there will be a head-to-head with Cantù for the platonic title of winter champion in the Green group of A2.
The Canturini, who are struggling with the grain of the no-vax Robert Johnson (without Super green pass and at risk of cutting), will play the derby with Treviglio in the last round.