New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says he has been cleared following a battle with the novel coronavirus.
Payton made the announcement in a radio interview with WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM, saying he was cleared Tuesday.
“It’s been quite a process. You spend a lot of time trying to learn as much as you can about it. We’re certainly seeing it on the news 24/7,” Payton began.
He outlined the timeline of his symptoms and the recovery guidelines.
“Basically a weekend ago … is when I first began to feel some flu-like symptoms, where you get kind of the chills,” Payton said. “Then Monday morning, they were certainly a little more significant. I had a low-grade fever, but the chills were back. That’s when I had my test, on Monday.”
He said he didn’t get his test results back until Thursday, when he then went public with the news.
“I’ve been fortunate. You stay inside like everyone’s doing, you find ways to pass time… I’m feeling a lot better,” Payton said.