Mose Masoe has been told he has to leave Pinderfields Hospital and continue his rehabilitation from home.
The former Hull KR and St Helens forward had been recovering at the Wakefield hospital after suffering a spinal injury in a freak incident during a pre-season friendly back in January.
He had been making good progress, he can now walk with the assistance of parallel bars. Masoe says he is worried about putting too much on his pregnant wife.
“They’ve got to clear out a lot of wards to get in the people who have coronavirus so a lot of us have to go home,” he told Hull Live.
“I’m not really ready to go home at all. It will be nice to get home so I can spend some time with my kids but there’s a lot of things I can’t do myself, like going to the toilet and things like that. I don’t want to put a burden on my missus.
“We need people to stay home so we can get back into the hospital to do rehab. People need to stop being selfish because we’ve felt the effects already.
“It’s the first time in the world you can save lives by just staying home watching TV or playing PlayStation. That’s my frustration with people who aren’t listening.”