Frey: Lucky to be alive

Former Fiorentina and Parma goalkeeper Sebastien Frey says he is lucky to be alive after recovering from a virus that ‘disabled me completely’.

Frey is an avid Instagram user with over 1,000 posts, but the Frenchman had gone quiet for several weeks and he has now explained his absence.

“Good morning everyone!” read a note he uploaded on the site.

“As you may have noticed, I’ve been absent from social media for a while… for a more than valid reason, and I want to explain it to you.

“Three weeks ago, I was rushed to the hospital because I had a fever of 40, which didn’t come down…

“After several tests, they found a virus that, little by little, disabled me completely, and it could’ve taken me away from all of you…

“Luck has it that I’ve passed this test. Now I’ve started a new challenge, to start walking again like I always have, to walk again like I always have and to work so I can hold my baby again…

“I’ve always played to win and now, with determination and strength, I’ll win this battle too! Hugs to you all!”

The 38-year-old made over 500 appearances for Inter, Verona, Parma, Fiorentina and Genoa, while he played twice for France, representing them at Euro 2008.

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