Four-time MLB All-Star Charlie Blackmon says he didn’t have many issues in his fight with COVID-19 at all … telling reporters Monday the flu he had a few years ago was worse.
“My symptoms were what I would consider mild flu symptoms,” the Colorado Rockies OF said. “I had a headache, I had a bit of a cough and then I had some body aches. I just felt sick.”
But, Blackmon — who returned to Colorado camp for the first time since contracting coronavirus last month — says his symptoms went away after only about a day and a half.
“It only lasted for about 36 hours,” Blackmon said, “and I would consider it mild compared to the flu. I had the flu proper a couple years ago and I thought that thing was going to wipe me out.”
Don’t get it twisted … Blackmon says he knows he’s lucky his experience with the virus wasn’t much worse — but he emphasized, “I would consider the symptoms that I felt to be minor.”
It’s great news for the Rockies and the MLB as a whole … when Blackmon was diagnosed last month — there was obviously some concern for the 34-year-old.
But, Charlie told media members he’s all good … and could even be ready for the team’s season opener later this month.
“I’m healthy and I don’t expect to be at risk,” Charlie said, “and I don’t expect to be risking other people’s health for the rest of the season.”