Russell Westbrook was one among a number of Rockets gamers who didn’t journey to Orlando.© AFP
NBA star Russell Westbrook revealed on Monday he has examined optimistic for COVID-19 because the league gears up for its return in Florida later this month. Houston Rockets star Westbrook, the 2017 Most Useful Participant and one of many largest names within the NBA, mentioned in an announcement he was feeling nicely and was in isolation. “I examined optimistic for COVID-19 previous to my crew’s departure to Orlando,” Westbrook mentioned on Twitter. “I am at present feeling nicely, quarantined and searching ahead to rejoining my teammates when I’m cleared. Thanks all for the nicely needs and continued help,” the 31-year-old added.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) July 13, 2020
“Please take this virus severely. Be protected. Masks up!”
Westbrook was one among a number of Rockets gamers who didn’t journey to Orlando, the place the NBA will resume its season on July 30 after a four-month shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to Westbrook, fellow celebrity James Harden and Cameroon worldwide Luc Mbah a Moute additionally didn’t journey, though the crew has not given a cause for his or her absence.
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni on Sunday mentioned Westbrook, Harden and Mbah a Moute have been “working in their very own residence base.”
“We’re nonetheless anticipating them in a couple of days,” D’Antoni mentioned. “You by no means know, however we expect we’ll get them again in right here by the center of the week.
D’Antoni wouldn’t touch upon why the gamers had not travelled with the crew.
“These are issues that individuals are coping with,” he mentioned. “We’re not going to get into why not. They’re on their method.”
Westbrook is one among a number of NBA gamers to have examined optimistic for COVID-19, becoming a member of a listing which incorporates Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, Boston’s Marcus Sensible and Utah Jazz duo Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.
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