By Dan Ripley for MailOnline
Published: 14:11 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 14:11 BST, 4 May 2021
Troy Deeney has revealed his horror battle with Covid-19 that left him fearing for his family's safety as well as how it led to him suffering a range of serious health issues.
The Watford striker contracted the virus near the start of the outbreak last March after seeing his temperature rise to 39.6 degrees, before he was forced into hospital.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
After being placed on a drip, Deeney spent five days in hospital where he admits picking up many other health issues and that even after returning home he was still suffering greatly from the virus's impact.
Troy Deeney has revealed his horrific battle with Covid-19 that he suffered back in March 2020
'It riddled my body,' Deeney told the the Evening Standard. 'I had kidney problems, lower intestine problems. I was peeing blood as well.
'I am the "crack-on-with-everything" guy. I've played games with broken ribs, toes, whatever. I tried to keep training when I came home. I tried to jump on the bike. I did 15 minutes and I was outside throwing up. The missus was asking what's up and I said, 'I can't breathe'. It just wiped me out.'
Even weeks after leaving hospital, Deeney was still feeling the post-viral effects once the football season resumed