Union's Kacper Pryzbylko Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis and Recovery
Back in March it was revealed that a Philadelphia Union player tested positive for COVID-19 and went into quarantine.
That player was 2019 leading goal scorer Kacper Pryzbylko, who spoke about the experience and provided a status update via his Instagram account:
Kacper Przybylko talks about his positive COVID-19 test from late March.
Via Kacper's Instagram (kacpa93) pic.twitter.com/qyspbfatEn
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) May 13, 2020
Here’s the transcription:
I immediately alerted the proper team officials about my symptoms and went straight to self isolating, to not risk anyone else. After I received my test, I also went for quarantine for 14 days. I would like to thank everybody for respecting my privacy at this time. I just needed some time for myself before I wanted to share with everybody, especially my teammates, my close friends, my family. Thanks for that and also thanks for all the support I had from my fiance, my family, my Union family, my teammates, the medical staff, and everyone else. Thanks for that.
I received mild symptoms with a little bit of a fever, but I feel great now and fully recovered right now. I’m looking forward to the magic moments, to be back at practice and be with all you guys. So let’s follow the rules. Philly’s a big family. We all have to stay together and fight for each other so let’s follow the rules from the government. Hope you guys are staying safe.
The Union last played on March 8th in Los Angeles. The league shut down one week later and instituted a training moratorium.
MLS teams are now allowed to use outdoor facilities for individual training, while the league currently is looking at the idea of having all 26 clubs come to Orlando to play an abbreviated version of the season, in tournament format.