Football legend Francesco Totti reveals he struggled to recover from coronavirus

Totti’s father died last month from the coronavirus at 76.

The Associated Press November 20, 2020 21:02:36 IST
Football legend Francesco Totti reveals he struggled to recover from coronavirus

File image of AS Roma and Italy football legend Francesco Totti. AP Photo

Retired AS Roma captain Francesco Totti says he struggled with pneumonia after contracting COVID-19.

Totti wrote on Instagram that he has recovered after “15 long days” of medical care at home. The 44-year-old Totti says he struggled to get a fever to subside and lost strength.

Totti’s father died last month from the coronavirus at 76.

Totti retired three years ago after a 24-year career with just one one-club, Serie A side AS Roma. Having made his debut for his boyhood club at the age of 16, Totti scored 307 goals for Roma in all competitions The highlight of his club career was leading the club to a Serie A title in 2001.

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