Wizards GM Confirms That Six Players Have Coronavirus

The Wizards have six players who have tested positive for COVID-19 and three others under health and safety protocols, Tim Bontemps of ESPN tweets.

GM Tommy Sheppard revealed those totals during a press conference. Coach Scott Brooks said he hopes the team can start practicing sometime next week.

Sheppard is optimistic that players who have tested negative can come in for individual workouts as soon as Saturday, Bontemps adds in a separate tweet. No staff member has tested positive.

Out of the six players who have tested positive, four are asymptomatic, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN tweets.

The Wizards have been forced to postpone a number of games. They were supposed to play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Pistons on Friday. Earlier in the day, the league announced that Washington’s back-to-back games on Sunday and Monday against Cleveland had been postponed as well.

The next game on the club’s schedule is next Wednesday at Charlotte. All of the league’s postponements can be found here.

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3 thoughts on “Wizards GM Confirms That Six Players Have Coronavirus

  1. buttholesurfer69

    So as of 7:20 EST we have 13 postponements for a schedule that’s already condensed

    Either these dudes are gonna have to start wearing hazmat suits when they play or I think we’re bubble bound

    • LeDunkDeLaMort

      I think they are just trying to make it to March/April when more vaccines will become available and they can vaccinate players & staff. It’s only 1,000 or so people.

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