Coronavirus cases are still increasing day by day. However, the Detroit Pistons’ forward Christian Wood has reportedly made a full recovery after becoming one of the first NBA players to test positive for the COVID-19.
Wood’s agent Adam Pensack announced the news in his tv interview on March 25. He assured that the 24-year-old player has fully recovered, adding that he is ‘feeling great’ after his diagnosis.
Moreover, Wood remains in self-isolation while he is still under the care of the franchise team’s medical staff. Wood was the third NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus. He was after Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell which makes him the first player outside of the team to get the virus.
There are ten NBA players who were reported to have contracted the virus. Furthermore, there were no other players or staff members from the Pistons team revealed to test positive.
On the other hand, Minnesota Timberwolves’ centre Karl-Anthony Towns took to Instagram to share his family’s situation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 25, Towns revealed that his parents tested positive for the virus.
His father is under quarantine while his mother is in a medically induced coma.
‘She kept getting worse. The hospital was doing everything they could. I did everything I could and still am. She wasn’t getting better’, Towns shared his mother’s battle with the virus. ‘Her fever was never cutting from 103, maybe getting down to 101.9 with the meds and immediately spiking back up during the night. She was very uncomfortable. Her lungs and cough were getting worse. She was deteriorating. We always thought that the next medicine would help’.
Furthermore, he encouraged people in his post to follow social distancing to minimise the spread of the virus.
‘I hope everyone understands the severity of what’s going on right now’, Towns said in the video he posted. ‘This disease is real. This disease needs not to be taken lightly. Please protect your families, your loved ones, your friends, yourself’.
Towns also thanked the frontliners in the midst of the pandemic as well as the medical staff who are taking care of his mother. He lauded them as true heroes, saying that he will pray for them in this difficult time.