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West Brom striker Charlie Austin on the mend

By Joseph Masi | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Albion striker Charlie Austin took to social media to show he is making great strides in his recovery – having potentially contracted coronavirus.

The 30-year-old revealed on Friday he had been self-isolating from his family after suffering symptoms of COVID-19.

Austin’s temperature rocketed to 39.7C while he simultaneously experienced cold sweats.

The striker wasn’t tested for coronavirus but was told by a doctor his symptoms were consistent with the disease.

Austin self-isolated for a week.

But yesterday morning, he revealed he had taken part in an online PE session ran by fitness guru Joe Wicks.

The body coach is streaming the fitness classes on his YouTube channel – with the aim to keep children active while schools have been closed.

Austin completed the session with one of his daughters and posted a picture with the caption: “Just done the first lesson with @thebody coach. #PEwithJoe.”

On Friday, he revealed just how hard his illness hit him.

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“The heat from my head was so intense,” he said.

“I didn’t know what was going on.”

Austin self-isolated in his home from Saturday, March 14, to Saturday, March 21.

He believes he may have contracted the virus after attending Cheltenham Festival – one of the last sporting events to go ahead.

No other Albion players have reported any signs of coronavirus.

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ - @josephmasi_star

West Bromwich Albion reporter.

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