Bill Daly, the right-hand man of National Hockey League (NHL) commissioner Gary Bettman, admitted Wednesday to having battled the coronavirus recently.
The 56-year-old made the confession during a podcast on The Athletic site. He tested positive in December, saying he had fully recovered from the disease.
“On Christmas Eve, I learned that I had tested positive for COVID-19. At least it happened on a less busy weekend. I was able to sleep a little more on Friday and Saturday, more than usual, ”he explained, adding that he had spent long hours in the previous days negotiating the parameters of the 2020-2021 season.
“I was only experiencing mild symptoms. After 10 days, I was able to come out of isolation. I didn’t feel completely comfortable, but I’m definitely back to good health now. I think the moment it happened helped me, because I was able to balance it all with my amount of work, ”he added.
Daly said his family has also been affected by the coronavirus and the past few weeks have been filled with stress.
“It will be three weeks tomorrow [jeudi]. The normal duration of confinement is 10 days, unless you have symptoms. You stay isolated a little longer. For my part, I was away from the office for two full weeks. My family was concerned. My 11 year old son also tested positive a week after me, so we all stayed home for a while. But my wife is doing well so far. She will have an extra exam just to make sure everyone is okay. And we will look forward, ”he said.