Brendan Rodgers confirms he had coronavirus but has now recovered


Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he had coronavirus but has now recovered from the disease.

Rodgers says he and his wife Susan both contracted COVID-19, and likened the symptoms to climbing Mount Kilamanjaro.

He told BBC Leicester Sport: "Me and my wife had it just after [the season] broke up. A week later I really started to struggle, 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.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he had coronavirus (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

"Walking 10 yards felt very different. I went for a run, and I just couldn’t do it. I felt really weak, had no real appetite, and had a weird sensation for three weeks of having no taste."

Rodgers was pictured training with his Leicester City squad on May 20.

Premier League teams have returned in small groups ahead of the Premier League reason restarting on June 19.

Manchester City will play host to Arsenal while Aston Villa take on Sheffield United on the day of the restart.
Rodgers and his wife Susan, pictured in 2009, both contracted COVID-19

A full round of fixtures will then take place on the weekend of June 19-20.

The Foxes' first match back will be against Watford at Vicarage Road.

"The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters," Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said.

"It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home."

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