U.S. women’s national team midfielder Lindsey Horan has opened up on her “miserable” battle with Covid-19, saying she struggled with the virus for a week and a half.
The Portland Thorns star is back with the U.S. for this month’s training camp and two friendlies against Colombia, but has revealed she had a rough time with Covid-19.
“Covid time was not a fun time, I’ll say that much,” Horan said on Friday.”There was probably a week and a half there that was pretty miserable. And obviously I wouldn’t want anyone to have to go through that.
“I’m very lucky that I’m healthy and I’m young and I came out of it okay and thatall the testing afterwards was okay.
“It is a scary time for all of us and thinking of individuals that are a lot older or more at risk with their health. That’s more of a scary thought for me.”
Asked what symptoms she experienced, Horan said: “I would say about everything except losing my sense of smell and taste.”
Horan added that she is happy to be back in camp with her teammates and fully recovered from the virus.
“Now I’m doing well and in camp and I feel 100 per cent,” Horan said. “Butyeah, just not an experience that I enjoyed whatsoever. And I missed out on getting to play with the team. So that was a bummer.
“Butit’s scary knowing what other people might have to go through that could be a lot worse than me.”
The USWNT is still not at full strength due to coronavirus, with forward Alex Morgan testing positive ahead of January camp.
Head coach Vlatko Andonovskisaid last week thatU.S. Soccer will investigate an incident that led to Morgan and her family contracting Covid-19.
Source : goal.com