Klawsky reportedly checked into the facility roughly 6 weeks ago, and, according to the Athens Banner-Herald, needed to be intubated shortly after because of complications with the virus.
The 32-year-old battled through it all, though ... and the scene at the hospital when he was finally released Thursday was moving.
Nurses, doctors, Smart and even UGA's athletic director all gave the guy a round of applause as he made it out of the treatment center.
"We are just thrilled that he is home," his mother, Sherry Klawsky, told the Athens Banner-Herald. "The hardest part of when he was on the ventilator is over. He's home now and he can start to get stronger and really move forward."
Officials at Piedmont Athens Regional, added, "This is what victory looks like. This is what hope looks like ... Thank you for hundreds of new reasons to hope."