Former player Jason Collins discovered Tuesday that he not too long ago analyzed constructive for the coronavirus.
Collins, who was the first openly homosexual player on a group sport, explained on Twitter he believes he caught it on March 4 when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I tested optimistic for COVID19,” Collins began. “I imagine I received it whilst on a vacation to NYC at the starting of the thirty day period for the Brooklyn Nets Delight evening game. I experienced my 1st signs on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days afterwards I experienced a fever and then the cough.”
Collins stated he sought treatment as recently as Saturday and is looking at going again for more.
“On Saturday I went to the ER and acquired analyzed and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest,” Collins tweeted. “I’m property now resting but however dealing with some tightness and may go back again to the hospital afterwards currently. OnSaturday my lungs were obvious, which definitely is superior.”
Collins, 41, played 13 NBA seasons from 2001-14, and expended seven-moreover several years with the Nets. He came out as brazenly homosexual in Might 2013 and retired subsequent the2013-14 time.
Collins averaged 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 735 vocation online games (477 starts).
His twin brother Jarron also performed in the NBA, and is at this time an assistant coach for the Golden Condition Warriors.
At least 10 active players have tested optimistic for the coronavirus but only 5 of them have been discovered: 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 Good.
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