Minnesota Timberwolves heart Karl Anthony-Cities introduced Friday that he examined constructive for COVID-19.
Cities posted on Twitter that he acquired the decision that he examined constructive previous to the postponement of the Timberwolves and Grizzlies basketball recreation.
“I pray on daily basis that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I encourage everybody to proceed to take it significantly by taking the entire obligatory precautions,” Cities mentioned. “We can not cease there unfold of tis virus alone, it should be a bunch effort by all of us.
“It breaks my coronary heart that my household and notably my father and sister proceed to undergo from the nervousness that comes together with the prognosis as we all know all too nicely what the top outcome could possibly be.”
The Timberwolves heart revealed in December that he misplaced seven members of the family due to problems from COVID-19, together with his mom Jacqueline Cruz-Cities in April 2020.
“I have been via so much, clearly beginning out with my mother,” Towns said in December. “Final night time I bought a name that I misplaced my uncle. I really feel like I have been hardened somewhat bit by life and humbled.”
The 25-year-old posted an emotional video in March about his 58-year-old mom being positioned on a ventilator and put into in a medically induced coma due to the coronavirus earlier than she died.
“I’ve seen a variety of coffins within the final seven months,” Cities mentioned. “I’ve lots of people who’ve—in my household and my mother’s household—gotten COVID.”
Earlier than the beginning of the 2020-21 season, Cities hadn’t competed in an NBA recreation since February 2020, when he injured his wrist. Minnesota did not qualify to compete within the NBA bubble in Orlando.
The Timberwolves-Grizzlies recreation being postponed on account of contact tracing inside Minnesota’s franchise marks the thirteenth postponement of this season, simply hours after the Wizards-Cavaliers video games on Sunday and Monday have been postponed on account of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Wizards.
Over 401,000 individuals in america have died from COVID-19, in line with the CDC. Minnesota has reported a whole of 425,985 confirmed constructive instances of COVID-19.