Former NBA Player Jason Collins Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Former participant Jason Collins revealed Tuesday that he just lately examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

Collins, who was the primary brazenly homosexual participant on a crew sport, mentioned on Twitter he believes he caught it on March four when the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Memphis Grizzlies.

“I examined optimistic for COVID19,” Collins started. “I consider I received it whereas on a visit to NYC at first of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Delight evening sport. I had my first signs on Wed Mar 11. Horrible headache. A number of days later I had a fever after which the cough.”

Collins mentioned he sought therapy as just lately as Saturday and is contemplating going again for extra.

“On Saturday I went to the ER and received examined and spoke with some docs in regards to the tightness in my chest,” Collins tweeted. “I’m house now resting however nonetheless experiencing some tightness and may return to the hospital later at this time. OnSaturday my lungs had been clear, which clearly is sweet.”

Collins, 41, performed 13 NBA seasons from 2001-14, and spent seven-plus years with the Nets. He got here out as brazenly homosexual in Could 2013 and retired following the2013-14 season.

Collins averaged 3.6 factors and three.7 rebounds in 735 profession video games (477 begins).

His twin brother Jarron additionally performed within the NBA, and is at present an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.

Not less than 10 lively gamers have examined optimistic for the coronavirus however solely 5 of them have been recognized: 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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