Irish forward Lee Duffy is warning the world to take coronavirus seriously after the 28-year-old was hit hard by COVID-19.
Duffy was most recently with Newry City in the Northern Ireland Football League Championship, playing 11 times with a goal and an assist this season.
He contracted coronavirus and tested positive two weeks ago, where he says he “spent 8 days in hospital hooked up to oxygen as I could no longer breathe on my own.”
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Duffy concludes with a second Tweet advising people to “not to take this lightly.”
As some of you may or may not know, I tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago. I spent 8 days in hospital hooked up to oxygen as I could no longer breathe on my own, scared not knowing what was going to happen. Luckily I got through it and I’m starting to feel a lot better now
— Lee Duffy (@LeeDuffy7) March 21, 2020
Duffy played for Warrenpoint in the Northern Ireland Premiership for a half-season after spending several seasons between Irish clubs Drogheda United, Wexford, Longford Town, Shelbourne, and Ballymun United.
Here is a message from Warrenpoint, via The Belfast Telegraph:
“Lee is a young very fit 28 year old. Please take this virus seriously. It attacks all ages,” they said. “Lee is in our thoughts and we pray for his continued recovery.”
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Recovered young Irish player details scary coronavirus fight originally appeared on NBCSports.com