Christian Wood Reportedly "Fully Recovered" From Coronavirus

Brett Carlsen  Getty Images

A Detroit Pistons employee is battling the coronavirus and in the thoughts of many in the basketball community

Wood matched up against Jazz veteran Rudy Gobert - who was the first player in the league to test positive, which prompted it to quickly shut down - multiple times in that contest, and even posted a picture of him throwing a dunk down over Gobert to his Instagram after the game.

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood is healthy after a bout with the coronavirus, his agent said Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the National Basketball Association star's agent, Adam Pensack, told ABC affiliate WXYZ that Wood was "feeling great" and has "fully recovered" since his diagnosis on March 14. He scored a season-high 32 points against the 76ers on March 11, which was right before the National Basketball Association suspended its season due to the coronavirus.

Wood reportedly still has to pass a few medical tests, but is expected to be fully cleared on Thursday.

After the two Jazz players tested positive for the virus, the National Basketball Association suspended the rest of the season to help contain the spread.


Wood, 24, played against Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell - the first two National Basketball Association players to test positive for the coronavirus - on March 7. Those within the Pistons traveling party are also practicing social distancing to stay safe.

He joined Detroit before the season and is averaging 22.8 points in 13 games since the trade deadline.

The UNLV product had a career-best 32 points against the 76ers on March 11. Two of those cases have come from teams that were directed to immediately self-quarantine following Gobert's positive test.

(For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website).

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Unacast Tracking US Citizens' Social Distancing 03/25/2020
Wayne County decreased distance traveled by 44%, and Macomb saw a 51% decrease, with Oakland leading the pack with a 55% decrease. It uses the reduction in the total distance we travel as a rough index for whether we're staying put at home.

Dua Lipa's album leaks with racy lyrics about sex
One of 2020's most highly-anticipated pop albums, it leaked in full over the weekend. I am really happy it's coming out, and I'm really excited for you all to hear it.

Wash your hands after stroking your pets, French experts warn
Dogs can help you keep a routine and stay active, which is important to your mental and physical health during these trying times. Hanie Elfenbein , a veterinarian based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and a veterinary journalist for GreatPetCare.com.

U.S. Senate, White House agree on $2 trillion coronavirus rescue plan
The governors of at least 18 states, including NY , have issued stay-at-home directives affecting about half the US population. The United States now has over 65,000 confirmed cases, the third-highest number globally behind China and Italy.

Kosovo govt toppled by no-confidence vote amid outbreak
It is not clear how the political impasse will be resolved as elections can not be held because of the pandemic. Veliu had criticized the prime minister for not declaring a state of emergency amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Other news