(NEW YORK POST) – A second NBA player has tested positive for coronavirus, and it’s one of Rudy Gobert’s teammates.
Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz has also tested positive for COVID-19. Gobert tested positive on Wednesday, which led to the NBA suspending its season until further notice.
“Thanks to everyone who has been reaching out since hearing the news about my positive test,” Mitchell wrote on Instagram. “We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the well being of those around them. I appreciate the authorities in Oklahoma who were helpful with the testing process and everyone from the @utahjazz who have been so supportive. I am going to keep following the advice of our medical staff and hope that we can all come together and be there for each other and our neighbors who need our help❤️?.”
Mitchell was the only other member of the Jazz team and staff to test positive for the deadly virus. The team conducted 58 tests in all. ESPN reports that Jazz players privately say Gobert, 27, “had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings.”
Mitchell, 23, was named an All-Star for the first time this season. His father, also named Donovan, is the director of player relations for the New York Mets.