Following the news that Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to be diagnosed with the deadly and highly-contagious coronavirus, one of his fellow teammates has also been diagnosed. Donovan Mitchell recently spoke out for the first time on social media since receiving the news that he had tested positive for the virus—and thanked fans for their love and support.
Utah Jazz All-Star forward Donovan Mitchell confirmed he contracted the widespread virus just hours after his teammate, Rudy Gobert, was reportedly the first NBA player to test positive. In a widely-circulated viral video clip, Rudy can be seen touching all of the other players and their belongings, as well as all of the media microphones in the press room where he conducted his post-game interviews. He did all of this despite being warned about the severity of the situation.
Following the reports that he had also tested positive for the virus, Donovan posted the following statement on Instagram:
“Thanks to everyone who has been reaching out since hearing the news about my positive test. We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well-being of those around them. I appreciate the authorities in Oklahoma who were helpful with the testing process and everyone from the @utahjazz who have been so supportive. I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help.”
As we previously reported, the remainder of the NBA season has officially been postponed until further notice due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus.
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