The 36 year old player is suffering from ‘bilateral pneumonia’, she said, as his current club Ural Yekaterinburg confirmed he had been diagnosed with Covid-19.
She believes he picked up the infection after Russian players restarted training.
She suspects he became infected on a plane en route to his club’s training camp.
His temperature soared, she said.
‘My husband went to team training in Yekaterinburg,’ she said.
‘He had no symptoms whatsoever, nothing was signalling trouble.
When he got back and did a test and it showed Pasha (Pavel) to be Covid-positive.
‘It was a shock.’
She had their three sons Artyom, 13, Pavel junior, 11, and Alexey, eight, tested – and all were positive.
‘The analyses were ready in a few hours,’ she posted.
‘The results are bad: their blood is infectious. Scary? Very. The children got sick. The pneumonia is developing very quickly.’