Cubs pitching coach battled severe case of COVID-19 "It got into my lungs"


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Tommy Hottovy is finally over his month long battle with COVID-19
Tommy Hottovy is finally over his month long battle with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is still sweeping across the United States as the majority of states are struggling to get the virus under control.

Baseball is trying to battle the pandemic and somehow try to play a game safely for the players and other people affiliated with the game.

Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy knows first-hand the difficulty and seriousness of the coronavirus because he announced on Wednesday on 670 The Score that he had a severe case of the virus.

"My journey through this virus was not like ones you hear of younger people who are asymptomatic or only have it for a few days. I got crushed. I did have to go to the hospital for a little bit of time to get checked and do all the breathing treatments."

Hottovy had a normal fever associated with the virus (a week of 100+ temperature for six straight days), and then things took a turn for the worse.

"The problem with is on day eight through 14, it crushed me," Hottovy said. "It got into my lungs. I got the full what they call the COVID pneumonia, a viral pneumonia, shortness of breath, really trouble breathing, constant fevers."

The 38-year-old with no underlying issues finally tested negative for the virus after waiting 30 days.

Amazingly and thankfully, his wife and kids didn't get the contagious virus...

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