Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews says he tested positive for COVID-19

Maple Leafs superstar Auston Matthews confirms that he tested positive for COVID-19, and was pretty much symptom free throughout his 14-day quarantine, and is feeling totally healthy and strong now.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews says he tested positive for COVID-19 during the NHL’s pause.

Matthews told reporters about the positive test as the Maple Leafs opened their training camp Monday, adding he was mostly asymptomatic.

“I mean, obviously didn’t really enter my training. I was able to do stuff at home, obviously wasn’t able to leave or skate or anything,” Matthews said.

“That’s really the only thing that took a hit for me. I was skating beforehand, and having to take 2 1/2, three weeks off the ice catches up to you, but pretty much asymptomatic, felt for the most part pretty normal for the two weeks. I did my quarantine and I’m feeling healthy now, so it’s all good.”

Matthews was a participant in Monday’s practice.

Toronto will play the Columbus Blue Jackets in their play-in series on Aug. 2.

–with files from the Canadian Press


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