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Celtics’ Jayson Tatum reveals he has to use inhaler due to COVID-19

Jayson Tatum Celtics inhaler COVID-19

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum knew in himself that the COVID-19 virus isn’t a joke that should be taken lightly. A couple of months after recovering from it, the 23-year-old revealed that he now has to use an inhaler to open up his lungs which he has never done before, per Jared Weiss.

Tatum previously tested positive for the virus back in early January which caused him to be sidelined for five games. On top of his absence, the Celtics also didn’t get to see action for a whole week as they failed to meet the minimum number of players for them to appear in a contest.

The former Duke talent then returned to action on Jan. 25 against the Chicago Bulls. Since his return, Tatum’s averages have gone down a bit though he continues to log a huge amount of playing time for the Celtics with 35.7 minutes of action per game.

Despite being slowed down by COVID-19, he still managed to nab his second straight All-Star appearance this season alongside teammate Jaylen Brown. As a unit, the Celtics have seen their fair share of struggles this season which caused them to drop to as low as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference at one point in their campaign.

However, Brad Stevens’ squad is slowly gaining momentum as they are currently rolling with a four-game winning streak for a 29-26 record to hold the fifth spot in the East. The Celtics are hoping that Jayson Tatum can fully overcome the effects of the virus sooner than later as they expect him to carry a huge load for the team for the remainder of the season.