Following the NBA cancelling all foreseeable games for a month and Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus, another Utah Jazz teammate now has the disease.
Emerging star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the virus.
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
As we’ve all seen, Rudy Gobert mocked the situation at a press conference earlier this week, wiping down tables, microphones and the such and it looks like it extended further than just that. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, he was also being careless in locker rooms and with teammates during that time.
The Jazz released a statement following the news:
“We are working closely with the CDC, Oklahoma and Utah state officials, and the NBA to monitor their health and determine the best path moving forward.”
At this time, both players seem to be under control and do not seem to be in any serious danger as of now. While the NBA continues testing its athletes and staff, we’re sure more cases will come out this week of players testing positive.
For now, let’s hope the crisis swells down and our players are safe and sound.
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Thanks to everyone who has been reaching out since hearing the news about my positive test. We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them. I appreciate the authorities in Oklahoma who were helpful with the testing process and everyone from the @utahjazz who have been so supportive. I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help❤️🕷