Celtics' Smart reveals positive COVID-19 test
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 20, 2020 10:18 AM
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By The Associated Press
Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Celtics said in a statement Thursday night that they received word of a positive COVID-19 test by a player who had been exposed to a known positive case.
They didn’t identify him, but Smart confirmed it was him in a video posted on Twitter. He added that he is not exhibiting any symptoms and is feeling well thus far.
I was tested 5 days ago and the results came back tonight, which were positive. Ive been self quarantined since the test, thank goodness. COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness. I know it’s a #1 priority for our nations health experts, & we must get more testing ASAP pic.twitter.com/xkijb9wlKV— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 19, 2020
Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Since then, Jazz All-Star players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have both tested positive for the virus.
The Celtics said Smart will continue to be in isolation for several days and will be monitored by team medical staff.
The statement said the team is awaiting further testing results and says it will communicate the results.
— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Boston