Alessandro Del Piero spent the lockdown period and the time of partial recovery, in his home in Los Angeles. The former Juventus captain has various economic interests in the United States, as well as being responsible for an Academy for the Juventus club.

To knock him out in the last few hours, however, was not the virus but a simpler kidney problem. A colic, nothing to worry about, but extremely painful, so as to require an emergency hospitalisation.

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The former number 10 of Juve and the Italian national team has published an image of himself on Instagram in the emergency department of UCLA .

He wore a mask, which worried some fans, but quickly ensured that it was only a precaution. “I still can’t believe that something only 3mm small can hurt so much,” wrote Del Piero .


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Ancora non ci credo come una cosa piccola solo 3mm possa fare così male ???? #colicarenale #calcolorenale #adp10

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