2 Lakers players test positive for coronavirus

Posted at 9:44 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 21:44:05-04

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Two players for the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced Thursday.

The players were exposed to the virus after the team's game against the Brooklyn Nets on March 10. Four Nets players, including Kevin Durant, tested positive for COVID-19.

The Lakers' team physicians and public health officials recommended the coronavirus testing for the players after the game.

Both players who tested positive are currently asymptomatic, are in quarantine and are under the care of the team's phyisican.

Following the diagnosis, all Lakers players and staff have been asked to continue to self-quarantine and seek shelter at home, closely monitor their health, consult with their personal physicians and maintain constant communication with the team.

"The health and well-being of our players, our organization, our fans, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount. As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, family and friends, and wish everyone affected by this virus a speedy recovery," the team wrote.

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