Brendan Rodgers reveals both he and his wife have had coronavirus

  • Leicester manager ‘really knocked’ by virus in March
  • Rodgers says all his players are happy to be in routine

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he and his wife Charlotte contracted the coronavirus in March and were “really knocked” for three weeks before recovering. The 47-year-old described suffering a headache unlike any he had felt before, losing his sense of smell and taste and enduring breathing difficulties similar to the altitude problems he encountered when climbing Mount Kilamanjaro in 2016.

Rodgers is the second Premier League manager, after Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, to have confirmed catching the virus. He said came down with the symptoms exactly two weeks after Leicester’s last Premier League match, which was at home to Aston Villa on March 9.

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