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Players impacted by COVID-19

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March 16, 2020
Players impacted by COVID-19

The GIST: COVID-19 isnโ€™t just affecting day-to-day league operations; some athletes have tested positive for the virus. After Utah Jazz Rudy Gobertโ€™s positive COVID-19 result ignited the wildfire of North American major league suspensions, another two NBA players have tested positive: Gobertโ€™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 (theyโ€™d been hanging on โ€™til the last minute) put their season on hold. Other soccer stars from around Europe have tested positive too.