Former participant Jason Collins exposed Tuesday that he a short while ago tested favourable for the coronavirus.
Collins, who was the first overtly gay player on a group sport, explained on Twitter he thinks he caught it on March 4 when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I analyzed favourable for COVID19,” Collins commenced. “I feel I received it while on a journey to NYC at the commencing of the thirty day period for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night time match. I experienced my initial signs and symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Horrible headache. A couple days later I experienced a fever and then the cough.”
Collins said he sought treatment method as recently as Saturday and is thinking of going back again for much more.
“On Saturday I went to the ER and received analyzed and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my upper body,” Collins tweeted. “I’m home now resting but even now suffering from some tightness and might go back to the hospital afterwards today. OnSaturday my lungs were being crystal clear, which clearly is fantastic.”
Collins, 41, played 13 NBA seasons from 2001-14, and expended seven-in addition many years with the Nets. He arrived out as brazenly gay in Could 2013 and retired adhering to the2013-14 time.
Collins averaged 3.6 factors and 3.7 rebounds in 735 career online games (477 starts off).
His twin brother Jarron also performed in the NBA, and is presently an assistant mentor for the Golden Condition Warriors.
At minimum 10 energetic gamers have analyzed good for the coronavirus but only 5 of them have been determined: Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wooden and the Boston Celtics’ Marcus Wise.
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