Former player Jason Collins exposed Tuesday that he recently analyzed positive for the coronavirus.
Collins, who was the initial openly homosexual participant on a staff sport, claimed on Twitter he thinks he caught it on March 4 when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I tested positive for COVID19,” Collins commenced. “I believe that I acquired it although on a vacation to NYC at the commencing of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pleasure night time sport. I had my to start with indicators on Wed Mar 11. Awful headache. A few times later I experienced a fever and then the cough.”
Collins explained he sought treatment method as a short while ago as Saturday and is looking at heading again for extra.
“On Saturday I went to the ER and acquired tested and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest,” Collins tweeted. “I’m dwelling now resting but nevertheless enduring some tightness and may possibly go back again to the clinic later on now. OnSaturday my lungs have been obvious, which definitely is superior.”
Collins, 41, performed 13 NBA seasons from 2001-14, and invested 7-moreover a long time with the Nets. He came out as openly gay in Could 2013 and retired subsequent the2013-14 season.
Collins averaged 3.6 factors and 3.7 rebounds in 735 vocation video games (477 begins).
His twin brother Jarron also performed in the NBA, and is currently an assistant mentor for the Golden Point out Warriors.
At the very least 10 active players have tested favourable for the coronavirus but only five of them have been discovered: Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, the Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood and the Boston Celtics’ Marcus Good.
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