Karl Anthony-Cities has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, the NBA star revealed in a publish on social media on Jan. 15.
The Minnesota Timberwolves participant, who was the NBA’s no. 1 draft pick in 2015, shared that he realized he was optimistic for COVID-19 previous to taking part in in Friday’s recreation towards the Memphis Grizzlies. The sport has since been postponed. Karl, 25, wrote that he’ll “instantly isolate and comply with each protocol.”
The optimistic take a look at comes 9 months after Karl’s mother Jacqueline Cruz-Towns died resulting from issues from the coronavirus. She was 58.
Tragically, the athlete additionally lost six other family members to COVID-19 because the starting of the pandemic, he shared with an ESPN reporter in December.
“I pray day by day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I urge everybody to proceed to take it critically by taking the entire crucial precautions,” Karl wrote on Twitter following his optimistic take a look at end result. “We can not cease the unfold of this virus alone, it have to be a bunch effort by all of us. It breaks my coronary heart that my household, and significantly my father and sister proceed to endure from the nervousness that comes together with this prognosis as we all know all too nicely what the tip end result could possibly be.”