Kevin Durant Among 4 Brooklyn Net Players Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus
Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday (March 17th). In the Nets statement, the team reveals of the four players, only one has shown signs of symptoms for Coronavirus. The team statement reads,
“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 team adds,
“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 players were tested following the anonymous player who woke up Tuesday with aches. Reportedly the team was tested by a private company, which the team paid out of pocket.
Newly signed Brooklyn Net, Kevin Durant has been identified as one of the four player who tested positive for Coronavirus, according to The Athletic. KD released a statement on his condition after testing positive on Tuesday asking fans to stay safe,
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”
The two-time NBA Finals MVP says he did not feel any symptoms prior to being tested on Tuesday. The team traveled to Los Angeles and beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 104-102, on March 10.
Since the Nets made their team announcement, the Lakers will now be tested for their safety.
KD and his three anonymous teammates join three additional NBA players who have contracted the virus in less than one week. Detroit Pistons player Christian Wood reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. He is said to not be showing symptoms. Last week, NBA players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell both tested positive.
Wood and the Pistons played against Gobert and the Utah Jazz on Saturday (March 7th), and the two were matched up against each other. In addition, a child reportedly was given an autograph when the Jazz played the Boston Celtics has tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.
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