Karl-Anthony Cities is revealing that he contracted COVID-19.
Through his social media, the Minnesota Timberwolves star stated he acquired the optimistic take a look at previous to Friday night’s (January 15) recreation towards the Memphis Grizzlies, which has now been postponed.
“I pray on daily basis that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I urge everybody to proceed to take it significantly by taking the entire vital precautions,” Cities wrote in his IG submit. “We can not cease the unfold of this virus alone, it have to be a gaggle effort by all of us.”
Cities says he’ll instantly isolate and comply with COVID protocols.
Final yr, the NBA star misplaced his mom to problems from Covid-19, in addition to his uncle and 5 different members of his household. His father contracted the virus, too, however recovered.
“It breaks my coronary heart that my household, and significantly my father and sister proceed to undergo from the anxiousness that comes together with this prognosis as we all know all too properly what the top end result may very well be,” Cities stated. “To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I can’t find yourself in a field subsequent to grandma and I’ll beat this.”
Due to ongoing contact tracing throughout the workforce, the Timberwolves should not have the league-required eight obtainable gamers to proceed towards the Grizzlies.
Twelve video games have been postponed since Sunday, and 13 complete have been postponed because the season began on December 22.