Boston French full-back Evan Fournier said Sunday night he felt he had symptoms similar to a concussion since contracting Covid-19 in early April, affecting his body in particular. vision.
“I felt very weird, to be honest. I had planned to stop talking about it thinking it would help me, but it was like I had a concussion. At the moment, things are a little better, but at the beginning, the bright lights bothered my eyes and my vision was blurry, ”he explained to the press after the Celtics’ home defeat against Portland (129-119 ).
“Everything was going too fast for me. It’s always like that. Some things get better, but sometimes I have a really hard time focusing and my eyes have trouble focusing on just one thing. My depth perception is really bad right now. But I saw a specialist and she gave me some exercises and I hope it will improve ”, he again testified.
Against the Blazers, Fournier nevertheless found the target by returning 8 of his 10 attempts (21 pts, 5 rebounds, 3 assists), one of his best performances since his arrival in Boston in March.
“The things I feel apparently affect a third of people who have also contracted Covid. So I am not an isolated case. Some people have lost their taste or smell. For me, it’s just my (visual) perception … It’s another meaning, ”continued the French international.
“But it will get better. It’s already a little better there. But I will continue to work. I cannot ignore the matches or the training because I am not feeling well mentally. If my body is operational, I must be available, ”he concluded.
His presence and his points are all the better desired among the Celtics as they could have lost for a long time Jaylen Brown, left injured without being able to lean on his right leg after a collision with Jayson Tatum, also affected on the ‘action.
Boston occupies 7th place in the East, synonymous with play-offs.