Larry Fitzgerald opened up about his battle with COVID-19 after his recent positive diagnosis.
On Thursday, the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver spoke with reporters who asked him about his experience with the coronavirus. He said he began to feel symptoms two days after testing positive.
“I think the scariest part, and I think anybody that’s had it, is nobody really can give you any answers,” Fitzgerald said. “You learn new information every single day. You feel symptoms and you ask, and nobody really can tell you, ‘It’s gonna be better,’ or, ‘This is how long it would usually last.’”
The third overall draft pick in 2004 said the virus made him appreciate his health and that it made him “reevaluate things.”
“You really kind of just reevaluate things,” Fitzgerald explained. “It makes you really appreciate the health that you have and talking to your kids every day and to see their concern.”
Additionally, he shared that he lost nine pounds while sick and in lockdown at home. At one point he worried so much about his well-being that he even revised his will.
“It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary,” he said. “I was productive with the time at the house. When you have that kind of time to literally do nothing and no obligations, you tend to try to fill it with things that you need to get done. So I guess I was as productive as you could be during that time.”
Fitzgerald returned to practice this week with his Cardinals teammates following his stint on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list.
The team could use them as they currently sit at 6-6 after starting the year 5-2.