After he was hospitalized and struggled to breathe due to the novel coronavirus disease, Georges Laraque is now resting at home in self-isolation.
“It’s just awesome to be back after those first hard days that I had,” he said in a video posted to his Facebook page on Tuesday.
The former NHL enforcer was admitted to a hospital on Montreal’s south shore last week after he experienced COVID-19 symptoms while delivering groceries to vulnerable people in his community.
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Laraque, who has asthma, was having difficulty breathing. The former Montreal Canadiens player said he was given oxygen.
While he said he was initially supposed to spend two weeks at Charles-Le Moyne Hospital in Longueuil, he was discharged after a five-day stay.
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The 43-year-old said he is on the mend but that he will spend two weeks at home in self-isolation.
“I still have pneumonia,” he said.