Celtics’ Marcus Smart reveals he’s cleared of coronavirus
Celtics’ Marcus Smart says he has been cleared from coronavirus as of Friday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 30, 2020
The 26-year-old defensive linchpin shared the positive development on his Twitter account and thanked everyone who supported and prayed for him during the tough endeavor.
“Corona Free as of two days ago. Cleared by Mass Dept of Health. Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and I’m doing the same for everyone that’s been effected by this. Stay safe and stay together- apart! Much love!,” he wrote.
Days after the NBA confirmed it’s first three cases of COVID-19 (Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Christian Wood), the Celtics guard came forward and publicly revealed his positive diagnosis.
Smart was not obligated to share his diagnosis, considering teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, and the Philadelphia 76ers did not reveal the names of their players that tested positive.
Smart, however, boldly confirmed his situation to raise awareness regarding the highly-contagious respiratory disease. Celtics coach Brad Stevens recently commended his player’s brave act concerning the virus.
Like Smart, Nets superstar Kevin Durant also shared his positive results to the public.
Smart, meanwhile, is the fourth NBA player to be cleared from coronavirus. Jazz teammates Gobert and Mitchell are now back to 100 percent, as well Wood of the Pistons.
Apart from having access to the best medical personnel, NBA players are one of the most conditioned athletes in the world and are all expected to make full recoveries from COVOD-19.
The virus has already claimed thousands of lives across the world, with the elderly deemed as the most vulnerable.