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UPDATE: Former Ridgewood High School Lacrosse Standout Released From Hospital after Battle with Coronavirus

By rlsmetro on

In his daily COVID-19 press conference, Governor Phil Murphy announced that a 26-year-old standout athlete from Ridgewood High School New Jersey is back at home after being released from the hospital following a fight with the deadly coronavirus.

According to Governor Murphy, Jack Allard two-time All-American for Bates College left the hospital last Thursday just five weeks after being admitted and placed on a ventilator.

Allard’s mother Mrs. Genny Allard, told ABC-7 Eyewitness News that her son had been in a medically induced coma for six days.

"My son is healthy," she said at the time. "No pre-existing conditions and he's 25. This virus is really dangerous, and now he is very, very sick” Allard said to Eyewitness News.

During the press conference, Governor Murphy called Allard ”a picture of health” and used his story to remind people that while elderly and immune-compromised individuals are at the highest risk, this virus can attack anyone.