Wales and Seattle Reign footballer Jessica Fishlock adapts to self-isolation while rehabbing with knee injury

Jessica Fishlock has earned 113 caps for Wales and has made 99 appearances for Seattle Reign (PA Images)
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Wales and Seattle Reign footballer Jessica Fishlock has been forced to return to rehab during self-isolation. 

The 33 year-old midfielder had just returned to full-time training after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament last summer.

But the coronavirus outbreak has meant her recovery will now be affected. 

She told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "I have been out so long. I got completely cleared three weeks ago, was back in full training and now I'm back in isolation and rehab mode.

"It is going to affect my knee. You need constant work for a while when you return from so long out and obviously I can't do that.

"I have basically made a gym in my house in 24-hours, it is the worst timing for me, but I can't be angry or sad about it or get into a dark place, because safety is the most important priority in my life, the safety of my family.

"We will find a new normal... I know at some point I will play football again."

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She is currently staying in Seattle and believes they are 'one step away from total lockdown'.