Previous participant Jason Collins uncovered Tuesday that he recently examined positive for the coronavirus.
Collins, who was the first openly gay player on a staff sport, mentioned on Twitter he thinks he caught it on March 4 when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I analyzed constructive for COVID19,” Collins began. “I think I received it while on a trip to NYC at the beginning of the thirty day period for the Brooklyn Nets Satisfaction evening recreation. I experienced my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Awful headache. A several times later I had a fever and then the cough.”
Collins stated he sought treatment method as just lately as Saturday and is thinking of heading back for far more.
“On Saturday I went to the ER and acquired examined and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my upper body,” Collins tweeted. “I’m house now resting but however enduring some tightness and may possibly go again to the medical center later now. OnSaturday my lungs have been clear, which certainly is very good.”
Collins, 41, played 13 NBA seasons from 2001-14, and spent seven-moreover years with the Nets. He arrived out as overtly gay in May possibly 2013 and retired following the2013-14 time.
Collins averaged 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 735 occupation games (477 begins).
His twin brother Jarron also played in the NBA, and is at present an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.
At the very least 10 lively gamers have tested favourable for the coronavirus but only five of them have been discovered: Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood and the Boston Celtics’ Marcus Intelligent.
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