Jazz star center Rudy Gobert apologized those he may have endangered. Gobert tested positive for coronavirus on March 12.
After that result, the NBA decided to suspended the season indefinitely. Gobert’s teammate Donovan Mitchell also tested positive. Gobert was criticized because he didn’t take the COVID-19 outbreak seriously before testing positive. He admitted it and apologized on Instagram.
This is what his Instagram post says:
“I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment. The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus. I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love.”
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Donovan Mitchell is the only other Jazz player to have test positive for coronavirus and the other Jazz players said that Gobert was careless in the locker room in the previous days, touching other players and their belongings.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that 58 tests were administered to Jazz players and personnel.