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Hawks star Trae Young responds to concerns he may have coronavirus

Hawks, Trae Young, Coronavirus

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young was ruled out for Friday’s game against the Washington Wizards due to flu-like symptoms. However, according to the team, Young’s illness is  apparently “nothing overly concerning.”

However, with the recent outbreak of coronavirus across the country and the world, questions have semi-sarcastically risen whether or not Young has contracted the virus.

The second-year star took to Twitter to put the minds of fans and media at ease.

According to the New York Times, there have been three confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state of Georgia while the worldwide total has surpassed 100,000 cases and over 3,400 deaths.

On the court, the 21-year-old Hawks sharpshooter has exploded in year number two, averaging 29.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 36.0 percent from deep.

However, despite a spectacular statistical season from the former top-five pick, the Hawks sit at just 19-44 on the season and own the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference.

The absence of their star point guard made Friday’s game even tougher, and the Hawks eventually bowed down 118-112.

Trae Young’s next chance to return for the Hawks will be in Memphis on Saturday before the team returns to Atlanta for a three-game home stretch that includes the Charlotte Hornets, New York Knicks, and Cleveland Cavaliers.