Rodgers confesses to having coronavirus

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he has made a full recovery shortly after the Premier League season was suspended after contracting coronavirus.

In March, Rodgers announced three Leicester players had exhibited Covid-19 signs and were isolating them as a precautionary measure.

Leicester’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on March 9 was the last pre-shutdown Premier League match to be played.

The battle with the respiratory disease was previously discussed by Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Rodgers likened the symptoms to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which he climbed as Swansea ‘s manager for charity in 2011.

“It happened to me and my wife just after [the season] broke up. I began to fight a week later, I had no scent and no taste. I didn’t have much energy, and I was struggling really, and my wife was the same. I was checked and we both had it. I could barely walk. It reminded me of ascending Mount Kilimanjaro, you get more breathless as you climb higher up. I felt very different walking 10 yards. I was going for a run and I just couldn’t do it. I felt very tired, had no real appetite, and had a peculiar sensation of getting no taste for three weeks,” he told the BBC.

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Last week, when players started training in small groups, the Premier League took its first step towards a resumption, before full contact training was given green light on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Premier League confirmed that action will resume with two matches on June 17, before a full round of matches on June 19–21.

At the end of the month, Leicester, who is third in the table, is scheduled to return to action with a trip to Watford and face a quarter-final of the FA Cup against Chelsea.

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