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Published on: 09-Jun-2020

This Podcast features Dr. Cole and Steve discussing how professional and other elite athletes are dealing with the residual effects of infection from the coronavirus.

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Joshua Fiske has attacked his recovery from Covid-19 like a punishing, long training run.The coronavirus has infected millions of people around the world. Athletes tend to view themselves as perhaps better equipped than the general population to avoid the worst consequences of the disease the virus causes, Covid-19.

Yet interviews with athletes who have contracted the virus — from professionals to college athletes to weekend hobbyists — revealed their surprise at the potency of its symptoms, struggles to reestablish workout regimens, lingering battles with lung issues and muscle weakness, and unsettling bouts of anxiety about whether they would be able to match their physical peaks.

And with sports leagues around the world scrambling to restart play, more athletes could soon be taking on a significant amount of risk. Related Article.

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