Georges Laraque shared a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed on Thursday, announcing on social media that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 43-year-old former NHL enforcer appeared to be in good spirits, despite the fact that he is asthmatic.
“I guess I’m not invincible, just got diagnosed with Covid,” said Laraque. “Since I’m asthmatic, not the best news, will fight it off!”
Laraque has won more than a few fights in his day, amassing 1,126 penalty minutes during a 12-year NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Montreal Canadiens.
There was no shortage of words of encouragement for Laraque, who was a fan favourite during his playing days.
Prompt rétablissement, Georges. ❤️
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 30, 2020
Get well soon, Big Georges! 🙏
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 30, 2020
Beat the shit out of COVID like it was Chris Simon, Georges!
— Jeremy Nachos (@JeremyNachos) April 30, 2020
You’ll win this fight Georges!
— Tod Zold (@TodZold) May 1, 2020
Nous sommes avec toi, Georges.
You WILL beat tis sh*t.
— Michel Garceau (@MichelGarceau) April 30, 2020
another fight ..another win …g bless .
— Gabriel Morency (@sportsrage) April 30, 2020