Galway hurler Johnny Glynn admitted his inter-county career could be over as he reflected on testing positive for Covid-19 and questioned the long-term impact of the pandemic on Gaelic games.
Glynn, who's been based in New York since 2016, has travelled back in the summer to play Championship hurling for the Tribesmen. Still only 26, he also joined the New York footballers' back-room team in December.
Speaking to the Long Hall podcast, he detailed how he and his fiance both contracted the coronavirus, and how his long-term future with Galway is in the balance.
"To be honest, we were kind of letting that ship sail because between visas… I'm in the process of getting my green card, so between leaving the country and getting back in, it would be a bit of a hassle," Glynn said when asked about his Galway plans for this year.
"I was kind of happy enough to say, 'do ya know, that chapter is done'. But you'd never know what's going to happen down the line.
"Sure if things were to be like this for six to eight, to nine months, there might not even be a championship at home. You don't know."
Glynn opened up on his battle with the virus. He recovered quickly, but its impact was dramatic nonetheless.
"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.
"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****d. It lasted for maybe a half an hour and I was sound again back to bed, slept away.
"You're hearing the horror stories where it's hitting people really bad so that's the danger; the danger of me thinking I was sound and going off down to the local shop and giving it to someone."