Johnny Glynn was struck down with the Coronavirus in recent weeks but the Galway hurling star is back to full health, although his career with the Tribesmen could be put on the back burner indefinitely.
Glynn has been a central cog for Galway in recent years, despite being based in New York - where he works as a project manager with Topline Drywall - and he tested positive for Covid-19 last month.
New York is enduring a horrid time amid the Coronavirus crisis and Glynn was thankful to have recovered from the symptoms when speaking on The Long Hall Podcast from his American base.
The 2017 All-Ireland SHC winner felt lucky not to have endured common symptoms like loss of taste, loss of smell, fever or high temperature but he did go through one particularly tough night.
"There was one night I woke up at two in the morning and it felt like someone was after getting a sledge and hitting me in the middle of the back," Glynn said.
"That was the main symptom I had. I went to go to the toilet and I could barely walk to the toilet. I was f***ed. It lasted for maybe a half an hour and I was sound again back to bed."
His fiancée Serena was also struck down with the illness - which Glynn compared to "a bad case of the flu" - but they overcame the virus having self-quarantined for two weeks.
The towering Ardrahan attacker, who is a selector with New York's senior footballers for 2020, raised serious doubts about whether he can commit to Shane O'Neill's Galway hurling squad in the coming years given the current situation.
The 26-year-old has flown home from New York regularly over the past three years but with an application for a Green Card ongoing, his days in maroon and white may be over.
"To be honest, we were kind of letting that ship sale because between visas… leaving the country and getting back in, it would be a bit of a hassle," Glynn said.
"So I was kind of happy enough to say 'do ya know, that chapter is done'."