NBA star Russell Westbrook says he has tested positive for COVID-19 as the league gears up for its return in Florida later this month.
In a statement released on Monday, Westbrook said he was feeling well and was in isolation.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando,” Westbrook said on social media.
“I’m currently feeling well, quarantined and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared. …Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!” the 31-year-old added.
He is one of several NBA players to have tested positive for COVID-19, joining a list which includes Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, Boston’s Marcus Smart and Utah Jazz duo Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.