ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said Tuesday that he hasn't been able to taste or smell since he tested positive for COVID-19 back in late December.
Herbstreit tweeted on Tuesday: "Been 5 months since I tested positive for Covid. Still can’t taste or smell. Anyone else experience this?? Did it ever come back?? Haven’t tasted a meal since late December. After 5 months...is this my new normal or will taste and smell come back???"
Herbstreit notably covered last season's College Football Playoff semifinal between Clemson and Ohio State during his diagnosis.
According to the Yale School of Medicine, as many as a third of people diagnosed with COVID-19 reported losing their sense of smell
The 51-year-old Herbstreit joined ESPN in 1996 and has been a main analyst for the network on College GameDay, major game broadcasts and College Football Playoff coverage. He's won five Sports Emmy Awards in various categories.
Herbstreit was a quarterback for the Ohio State football team from 1989-93.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kirk Herbstreit can't taste or smell five months after COVID positive