Sturridge admitted he came within a whisker of being forced to pull out of
The striker, 22, made a remarkable recovery, playing 45 minutes for Team's GB's friendly against
Sturridge, who hopes to be part of
"I would not wish what I have had on my worst enemy.
"It is a really difficult thing to get through and, without the help of the
"I was quarantined for five days and if I hadn't taken any antibiotics in the hospital, I wouldn't have had a chance of taking part in the Olympics.
"I am not going to say I would have died but I don't think I would have recovered as quickly as I have done and been here today.
"I went from being in tip-top condition suddenly to being sick and feeling weak. It was even difficult for me to walk.
"I thought that all my hopes and dreams of taking part in the Olympics were over."
London 2012 has given women's football in the UK an 'unprecedented platform' on which to create a lasting legacy, according to the Football Association's head of national game Kelly Simmons.