Leicester City’s Manager Brendan Rodgers Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 With His Wife Describes His Experience After Recovery

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers has described his experience after his battle with the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed many lives all over the world.

Rodgers revealed that his wife, Susan also contracted COVID-19, and likened the virus’ symptoms to climbing Mount Kilamanjaro.

Sharing his story, the Northern Irish professional football manager and former player said he could hardly walk after contracting the novel coronavirus in March but he has since made a full recovery.

Rodgers, according to sources, is the second manager to confirm he had tested positive for COVID-19 after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

The 47-year-old manager said he showed strong symptoms and was left breathless after falling ill shortly after the Premier League season was suspended. He told BBC Leicester Sport:

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“Me and my wife had it just after [the season] broke up. A week later I really started to struggle. For three weeks, I had no smell and no taste. I had no strength, and I really struggled, and my wife was the same as well.

I got tested and we both had it. I could hardly walk. It reminded me of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless.

I remember trying to run for the first time and it was hard to go 10 yards. I had no real appetite and it was a weird sensation of eating food without ever tasting and smelling what it was. It has made me really appreciate being fit and healthy.”

Since players returned to limited group training last Tuesday, 12 positive tests for the virus have been confirmed at England’s top flight clubs.

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The Premier League, which has nine rounds remaining, will restart on June 17, with Leicester in third place on 53 points, four behind second-placed Manchester City.

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