Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics Players Tests Positive For COVID-19.
The players aren’t showing any symptoms and are currently under quarantine.
NBA teams have been testing players and staff for the novel coronavirus as it continues to spread worldwide.
Two Los Angeles Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19, along with a player from the Boston Celtics.
The Lakers sent out an update regarding the players on Twitter. The players aren’t showing any symptoms and are currently under quarantine.
Celtics’ Marcus Smart was tested after being exposed to a known positive coronavirus case. Smart isn’t showing any symptoms and has been in isolation for several days.
He released a video to Twitter with a message.
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
The player will continue to be in isolation while being monitored by medical staff. The Celtics are waiting on other test results and say they will communicate them as they become available.
We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive for COVID-19. Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician.https://t.co/RmqjnRzGLk
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 19, 2020
A statement from the Boston Celtics: pic.twitter.com/hNrEn8IBM1
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 19, 2020
About an hour prior to the news being released from Los Angeles and Boston, the Philadelphia 76ers announced three members of their organization tested positive.
Rudy Gobert, of the Utah Jazz, was the first known NBA player to test positive for COVID-19. The NBA suspended all games shortly after.