Rudy Gobert has recovered since being NBA's first player with coronavirus: report

Mar 27 2020, 3:45 pm

Utah Jazz teammates Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have been cleared from COVID-19, according to a report from Yahoo Sports NBA insider Shams Charania.

It was Gobert’s positive coronavirus test result 16 days ago that started a chain of reaction, causing every professional sports league in North America to suspend operations within the next 24 hours. Some leagues have since cancelled their seasons, while many more — including the NBA — are holding out hope that they can resume at some point.

Gobert received a huge amount of backlash after his test result became public, as he openly mocked the threat of the virus days earlier. The native of Saint-Quentin, France, later apologized.

“I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment,” the 27-year-old said on March 12.

“I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse.”

Both Gobert and Mitchell are now advocating for people to follow the instructions from health experts.

Today ESPN basketball reporter Doris Burke revealed on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast that she too has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Burke isolated herself for two weeks, and says she is now symptom-free.

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