French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, Rudy Gobert has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The NBA said in a statement that the player’s test result was reported shortly before tipoff. The league said the player wasn’t in the arena.
The Jazz said in a statement that the player “tested negative for influenza, strep throat and an upper respiratory infection. The individual’s symptoms diminished over the course of [Wednesday] , however, in a precautionary measure, and in consultation and cooperation with NBA medical staff and Oklahoma health officials, the decision was made to test for COVID-19.”
Utah also said that it “immediately informed the league office” when it was determined the player needed to be tested.
“The individual is currently in the care of health officials in Oklahoma City,” the team said.