NBA: Donovan Mitchell tests positive for COVID-19; MLS suspends season
Utah Jazz all-star guard Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) Thursday morning.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported about the development.
Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020
Woj also bared that according to his teammates, Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who was the first coronavirus-positive NBA player, had been playful and touched his teammates and their belongings in the recent days.
Gobert tested positive for the illness and it was announced Wednesday night. The NBA promptly suspended its season afterwards.
The 7-foot-2 center also jokingly touched Jazz reporters’ phones and recorders during a media availability session days ago.
Fortunately, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the rest of Utah players, staff, and personnel tested negative for the virus. Jazz media beat reporters also tested negative.
Mitchell’s and Gobert’s lockers were next to each other.
Rudy Gobert’s locker is next to Donovan Mitchell’s, FWIW. https://t.co/nPPywTgypx
— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) March 12, 2020
In related news, the Major League Soccer has also announced the suspension its regular season until further notice.
MLS is suspending its season immediately until further notice due to coronavirus, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Sports Illustrated.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 12, 2020
Sporting Kansas City, Minnesota United, Atlanta United, and the Colorado Rapids were leading the league table in the young season with two wins each before the suspension.