Problems at Benfica: Jorge Jesus suffers from respiratory infection

The coach of the Benfica, Jorge Jesus, suffers from a respiratory infection and his presence on the bench in the Portuguese Cup match is in danger scheduled for this Thursday against Belenenses,
although his condition is “clinically stable”.

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The Portuguese club reported in a statement that The medical tests he underwent this Wednesday at the Hospital da Luz determined that the technician has a respiratory infection and that he is stable, but his presence on the bench this Thursday will depend on the evolution of his clinical situation.

Benfica did not make any reference to whether the situation is related to the COVID-19 outbreak suffered by the club, but media from the neighboring country assure that The last coronavirus test carried out on the coach, prior to the game this Thursday, was negative.

In March 2020, when he was a technician at the Flamengo, Jorge Jesus tested positive for COVID, although the result was “weak and inconclusive”, and later obtained a negative that even allowed him to travel back to Portugal.

Benfica suffers an outbreak of COVID-19 that keeps ten footballers infected this week, including the Spanish Grimaldo and the Argentine Otamendi, and that even reached the president of the club, Luis Filipe Vieira.