Karl-Anthony Towns’ COVID-19 nightmare will not be ending.
The Timberwolves heart announced Friday that he had examined constructive for the coronavirus and would enter quarantine. He obtained information of the check consequence previous to his staff’s recreation vs. the Grizzlies, which was postponed.
“I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol,” he wrote.
The information is one other emotional blow to Towns, whose mom, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died final April from COVID-19 issues. He made a stark reference to her demise in his announcement.
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“To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I will not end up in a box next to grandma and I will beat this,” he wrote.
Towns advised reporters in December that six different relations have died of COVID-19 issues. Towns’ father additionally contracted the virus however recovered.
“I’ve seen a lot of coffins in the last seven months,” Towns stated then.
The 25-year-old Towns 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 recreation. Now COVID-19 will hold him sidelined for extra video games.
“I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions,” he wrote Friday.