Fred Hoiberg opens up about battle with COVID-19

"I got a little scared to be honest," said Hoiberg, who has had multiple heart surgeries and relies on a pacemaker. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Fred Hoiberg said COVID-19 hit him “like a truck” for the better part of two weeks.

“I’m still fatigued,” Hoiberg said.

The second-year Nebraska basketball coach said experienced about every symptom in the book, including chills, fever and chest pains the first night he started experiencing symptoms.

“I got a little scared to be honest,” said Hoiberg, who has had multiple heart surgeries and relies on a pacemaker.

Hoiberg said it was a battle every day. Some days would be better than others, but he still struggled with it 24/7.

“This virus is the real deal,” Hoiberg said.

Fourteen other members of the Nebraska basketball program tested positive for the coronavirus. Hoiberg said the Huskers are still getting back in shape and likely won’t feel 100 percent for another week.

Nebraska travels to Michigan State on Saturday, the first of what Hoiberg believes will be around 15 games in 32 days in order to reschedule all the games missed during the Huskers three-week layoff because of the outbreak.

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