Former Reading and Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is in the hospital with double pneumonia, after incurring coronavirus.
Between 2012 and 2015 the 36-year-old, who spent three years in English football. Including him, his wife and three children have the disorder.
His wife Maria reported the news on Instagram.
She posted: “The husband is in the hospital, undergoing treatment! bilateral pneumonia.”
“Today is the third day of the disease!”
“My sense of smell has disappeared, I feel absolutely nothing! Awful feeling!”
Pogrebnyak’s wife added that the family faced further blood tests on Wednesday.
Pogrebnyak’s current club is Russian Premier League side FC Ural Yekaterinburg.