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Players impacted by COVID-19


March 16, 2020
Players impacted by COVID-19

The GIST: COVID-19 isn’t just affecting day-to-day league operations; some athletes have tested positive for the virus. After Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 result ignited the wildfire of North American major league suspensions, another two NBA players have tested positive: Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Piston Christian Wood. An unnamed XFL player has also tested positive.

  • Across the pond in the English Premier League (EPL), Arsenal FC (FC stands for football club) manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive, forcing the EPL to finally (they’d been hanging on ’til the last minute) put their season on hold. Other soccer stars from around Europe have tested positive too.