Detroit Pistons participant Christian Wood has examined constructive for the coronavirus, turning into the third NBA participant to contract COVID-19. The Pistons, with out figuring out Wood, issued an announcement on Saturday saying that considered one of their gamers had examined constructive. Woods’ agent Adam Pensack instructed the Detroit News on Saturday that his shopper is the one, including “he feels 100 % fantastic.” “A participant on the Detroit Pistons, who’s below the care of workforce medical workers and in self-isolation since Wednesday night time, was examined for COVID-19,” the Pistons mentioned in an announcement. “A preliminary constructive end result got here again on March 14.
“The well being and security of our gamers, our group, these all through our league, and all these doubtlessly impacted by this example is paramount. We are working intently with workforce medical workers, state and native authorities and public well being officers and the NBA on reporting. The particular person will stay in isolation and below the care of workforce medical workers.”
The 24-year-old ahead skilled flu-like signs earlier than enjoying in Wednesday’ recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers.
On March 7, Wood scored 30 factors and pulled down 11 rebounds in opposition to the Utah Jazz, whose Rudy Gobert grew to become the primary NBA participant to check constructive for the illness which has sparked a worldwide pandemic.
Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell was the second.
Wood, who’s in his first season with the Pistons, scored a career-high 32 factors in opposition to the Sixers on Wednesday.
That was the identical night that Gobert’s prognosis with COVID-19 prompted the NBA to droop its season indefinitely.
On Thursday, the Pistons mentioned that every one of their gamers, coaches and workers would “self-isolate till additional discover.”
The Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors all performed video games in opposition to the Jazz lately.
The Raptors, who performed the Jazz on Monday in Salt Lake City, have examined all of their gamers and the bulk got here up destructive, however they mentioned Friday they have been nonetheless ready on the outcomes of yet one more take a look at.