The Toronto Maple Leafs saw their title hopes potentially take a turn for the worst when superstar forward Auston Matthews was diagnosed with the coronavirus a few weeks ago.
However, the good news is that Matthews is now cleared, and the worst of the symptoms seem to be behind him.
Athletes tend to have high immune function, and the majority of them that got infected have been asymptomatic, or experienced little symptoms at all. Apparently, that’s exactly what the case was for Matthews, who spoke about his positive test for the first time.
“I was pretty much asymptomatic, felt for the most (part) pretty normal for two weeks (of isolating),” Matthews said, via TSN. “I did my quarantine and I’m healthy now, so it’s all good.”
Apparently, it didn’t even set him back all that much training-wise, either.
“(It) didn’t really hinder my training, I was able to do stuff at home,” he said. “Obviously wasn’t able to leave or anything. I think that’s really the only thing that kind of took a hit for me. I was skating beforehand and having to take two-and-a-half, three weeks off obviously kind of catches up to you.”
It appears Matthews is fit and ready to roll for the upcoming games in just a few weeks.