Seguin ‘largely back to normal’ after dealing with injury, COVID-19

After only playing three games in the 2020-21 campaign and fighting COVID-19 out of season, Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin is happy to tell you that he is a healthier place.

“I can say with certainty that I can do pretty much 98% of the things in the gym now, which is really exciting,” Seguin said Saad Yousuf from The Athletic. “It’s taken a long time to get here. There are certain things like sprinting that have been a little annoying, but on the ice I feel pretty much back to normal, which is exciting for me.”

Seguin missed most of the abbreviated campaign after undergoing hip surgery last November. He made his season debut on May 3 and scored two goals, but the Stars missed the playoffs after making the Stanley Cup final in 2019-20.

However, his health struggles were not over. Seguin, who has been fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 while at home in recent weeks. He had felt a little sick and chose to be tested.

“I was like, ‘I can not believe it, but I got COVID.’ It knocked me on my ass for a few weeks, ”he said.

The 30-year-old said his symptoms kept him “in the dog house” for a week and he is still trying to get his sense of smell and lungs back to normal. Fortunately, Seguin said he felt better every day.

“Just another eye opener for me, just knowing that this thing is still real and affecting so many people. It’s a crazy time right now. It was honestly confusing because I’m double vaccinated. I did not do anything stupid or anything like that, but perhaps you have a little bit of ignorance and think you are more invincible by being double-grown. “

Seguin added that the experience “humiliated” him. He hit the ice for the first time in 14 days on Wednesday, struggling with cramps while his nose and lungs felt like they were “on fire”.

The alternate captain expects to be back at 100% by the end of the week. The training camp starts in two weeks.

“Either way, it’s hard not to have a smile on my face when I compete and am back on the ice,” Seguin said.

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