Retired NBA veteran Jason Collins announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest sports figure confirmed to have the disease.
Collins, whose 13-year career included a brief stint with the Wizards in the 2012-13 season, said he believes he caught the coronavirus while on a trip to New York City for the Brooklyn Nets' Pride Night game, which was on March 4.
"I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache," Collins tweeted. "A few days later I had a fever and then the cough."
"On Saturday I went to the ER and got tested and spoke with some docs about the tightness in my chest," he continued. "I’m home now resting but still experiencing some tightness and might go back to the hospital later today. On Saturday my lungs were clear, which obviously is good."
Collins said his partner is also battling the disease, and the two are self-isolating in their home.
"We're still not out of the woods yet," Collins said.
Collins encouraged everyone to continue practicing social distancing, and he thanked health care workers, calling them "our true heroes on the frontline."
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