Several athletes across the globe have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). From a couple of unnamed minor league baseball players and extreme football players, notable icons of the National Basketball Association is no exemption.
Kevin Durant is among the unfortunate four members of Brooklyn Nets who have tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Brooklyn Nets statement, only one player has shown symptoms, while the rest remain asymptomatic. As of posting, all infected players are isolated and under the care of team physicians.
The other three players were unnamed.
A statement from the Brooklyn Nets: pic.twitter.com/QnETcDEHCJ
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 17, 2020
“The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting,” the Nets stated.
“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible.”
A week ago, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert also tested positive for the coronavirus. After revealing his diagnosis, the NBA immediately suspended its season. Other sports across the country also followed.
With the Brooklyn Nets’ players addition, the total number of confirmed cases in the league now stands to seven.
—(Source: CNN Philippines)