Ex-NHLer Laraque on virus fight: ‘It’s insane’

A few weeks in the past, former Montreal Canadiens robust man Georges Laraque was operating 5 or 6 days every week as he skilled for a marathon. Now, the previous NHL enforcer’s largest problem is attempting to breathe clearly as he fights the coronavirus from a hospital in Montreal.

“Now I am unable to even rise up with out shedding my breath. It is insane,” he stated.

In a sequence of movies from his hospital mattress, the 43-year-old stated he started feeling signs every week in the past Sunday when he was serving to to ship groceries to susceptible folks in his group.

Over the following days, his situation deteriorated.

“I’ve pneumonia in each my lungs, they’re affected by the COVID as a result of I’ve bronchial asthma, I’ve to have oxygen blowing via my nostril,” stated Laraque, who wore a hospital robe and could possibly be seen coughing at occasions through the movies.

“The nights are the worst,” he stated. “At evening, I’ve fevers a pair occasions an evening. I’ve to rise up and take capsules.”

Laraque thanked the employees at Charles-Le Moyne Hospital who’ve been caring for him, and instructed folks to not really feel sorry for him as a result of, “I am not the one one combating this.”

Laraque performed components of 12 seasons within the NHL from 1997 to 2010, together with eight with Edmonton. He capped his profession with two seasons in Montreal.

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