Troy Deeney reveals how he fought Covid-19 in the hospital for five days while “peeing BLOOD” at the same time. Watford Star said the virus left him with “no immune system” and fears for the health of his five-month-old son who is suffering from breathing problems
- Troy Deeney admits having suffered from virus kidney and bowel problems
- Watford Star was hospitalized at the start of the Covid outbreak in March 2020
- Even after leaving the hospital, Deeney admits that the viral effects lasted for months
- Lack of immune system meant Deeney had to dig a toe stump
Troy Deeney has revealed his horror fight with Covid-19 that made him fear for the safety of his family and how it led to a number of serious health problems.
The Watford forward contracted the virus at the start of the outbreak last March after his temperature rose to 39.6 degrees before he was hospitalized.
After being put on a drop, Deeney spent five days in the hospital where he admitted to picking up on many other health issues and that he still suffered badly from the effects of the virus even after returning home.
Troy Deeney revealed his terrible fight against Covid-19 that he suffered in March 2020
“It messed up my body,” Deeney told the Evening Standard. I had kidney problems, lower bowel problems. I also peed blood.
‘I’m the guy who breaks everything. I’ve played games with broken ribs, toes, whatever. I tried to keep exercising when I got home. I tried jumping on the bike. I did 15 minutes and was outside throwing up. The woman asked what was going on and I said, “I can’t breathe.” It just wiped me out. ‘
Even weeks after leaving the hospital, Deeney still felt the post-viral effects after the football season resumed in June, showing that even a toe stump would not heal due to the crippled immune system.
The problem was so severe that he had to see a specialist who had to drill holes in his foot so that he could no longer walk.
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“I thought I got over it and then someone got on my toe during the project restart. It happens every day, but my toe was huge, ”he added. ‘The doctor said,’ You just have nothing, no immune system. ‘
“I remember having to go to Lewisham to see this foot specialist who ended up drilling three holes in my foot. My toe was still big so he had to inject me and just remove the nail with a scalpel as I couldn’t walk.
Deeney was an outspoken critic of the return of football last summer as he was one of the most cautious about how safe it was for the player to return to the top division and stated that he would use his experience with the virus as a warning for this how dangerous it could be for both the players and their families.
The 32-year-old feared for his family’s health while suffering from the disease. His partner Alisha was also bedridden for 15 days. Deeney’s son was also only five months old and had difficulty breathing, which led to another major concern.
The striker has been out of action since February with Achilles tendon and calf injuries
“It was more like,” Look, I know what that can do. “My son has difficulty breathing too, so I thought, am I putting him at risk? Never mind, just being a little scared of the situation don’t want to bring it back to him.
“I’m supposed to be his protector and people said ‘football is fine’ – but the rest of the world was told to stay inside.”
For Deeney, who was part of a Watford squad who secured a place in the Premier League after relegation last summer, it has been a happier start to the year over 12 months.
Despite having been on a campaign suffering from Achilles tendon and calf problems since February Deeney admits he’s “really grumbling” to get back into the Hornets he has been in for the last 11 years of his career to see the top division.