Russell Westbrook was one in all a number of Rockets gamers who didn’t journey to Orlando.© AFP
NBA star Russell Westbrook revealed on Monday he has examined optimistic for COVID-19 because the league gears up for its return in Florida later this month. Houston Rockets star Westbrook, the 2017 Most Invaluable Participant and one of many greatest names within the NBA, mentioned in an announcement he was feeling nicely and was in isolation. “I examined optimistic for COVID-19 previous to my staff’s departure to Orlando,” Westbrook mentioned on Twitter. “I am at present feeling nicely, quarantined and looking out ahead to rejoining my teammates when I’m cleared. Thanks all for the nicely needs and continued help,” the 31-year-old added.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
“Please take this virus critically. Be protected. Masks up!”
Westbrook was one in all a number of Rockets gamers who didn’t journey to Orlando, the place the NBA will resume its season on July 30 after a four-month shutdown as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to Westbrook, fellow celebrity James Harden and Cameroon worldwide Luc Mbah a Moute additionally didn’t journey, though the staff has not given a motive for his or her absence.
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni on Sunday mentioned Westbrook, Harden and Mbah a Moute have been “working in their very own residence base.”
“We’re nonetheless anticipating them in a number of days,” D’Antoni mentioned. “You by no means know, however we expect we’ll get them again in right here by the center of the week.
D’Antoni wouldn’t touch upon why the gamers had not travelled with the staff.
“These are issues that individuals are coping with,” he mentioned. “We’re not going to get into why not. They’re on their means.”
Westbrook is one in all a number of NBA gamers to have examined optimistic for COVID-19, becoming a member of a listing which incorporates Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, Boston’s Marcus Good and Utah Jazz duo Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.
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