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Recovered young Irish player details scary coronavirus fight


Louth , Ireland - 5 July 2016; Lee Duffy of Longford in action against Stephen ODonnell of Dundalk during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Dundalk and Longford Town at Oriel Park in Dundalk, Co Louth. (Photo By Paul Mohan/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

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Irish forward Lee Duffy is warning the world to take coronavirus seriously after the 28-year-old was hit hard by COVID-19.

Duffy was most recently with Newry City in the Northern Ireland Football League Championship, playing 11 times with a goal and an assist this season.

He contracted coronavirus and tested positive two weeks ago, where he says he “spent 8 days in hospital hooked up to oxygen as I could no longer breathe on my own.”

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Duffy concludes with a second Tweet advising people to “not to take this lightly.”

Duffy played for Warrenpoint in the Northern Ireland Premiership for a half-season after spending several seasons between Irish clubs Drogheda United, Wexford, Longford Town, Shelbourne, and Ballymun United.

Here is a message from Warrenpoint, via The Belfast Telegraph:

“Lee is a young very fit 28 year old. Please take this virus seriously. It attacks all ages,” they said. “Lee is in our thoughts and we pray for his continued recovery.”

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