‘Weak’ Rodgers confirms he had virus soon after Arteta

Brendan Rodgers has been confirmed as the second Premier League manager to have contracted coronavirus after Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal manager Arteta was announced to be suffering from the virus on March 11, forcing the Premier League to temporarily suspend competition in the midst of the global pandemic.

A number of players have since fallen victim, including Callum Hudson-Odoi, Adrian Mariappa and Aaron Ramsdale.

Rodgers says he “felt really weak” after testing positive soon after the league was halted.

“Me and my wife had it just after [the season] broke up,” he told BBC Radio Leicester. “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 Mount Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless. 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.”

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