Karl-Anthony Cities’ COVID-19 nightmare just isn’t ending.
The Timberwolves middle announced Friday that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus and would enter quarantine. He acquired information of the take a look at outcome previous to his workforce’s sport vs. the Grizzlies, which was postponed.
“I’ll instantly isolate and observe each protocol,” he wrote.
The information is one other emotional blow to Cities, whose mom, Jacqueline Cruz-Cities, died final April from COVID-19 issues. He made a stark reference to her demise in his announcement.
“To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I cannot find yourself in a field subsequent to grandma and I’ll beat this,” he wrote.
Cities told reporters in December that six different members of the family have died of COVID-19 issues. Cities’ father additionally contracted the virus however recovered.
“I’ve seen loads of coffins within the final seven months,” Cities mentioned then.
The 25-year-old Cities performed in simply 4 of Minnesota’s first 11 video games this season due to a dislocated wrist he suffered on Dec. 26 within the Timberwolves’ second sport. Now COVID-19 will maintain him sidelined for extra video games.
“I pray on daily basis that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I encourage everybody to take it significantly by taking all the mandatory precautions,” he wrote Friday.