The Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert is currently living with coronavirus, and based upon his latest update, it doesn't sound great.
It was announced that Gobert tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday March 11th, and he has quarantined himself since. Needless to say, the 27-year-old star is saying that he hasn't been able to taste or smell over the past four days.
Just to give you guys an update, loss of smell and taste is definitely one of the symptoms, haven’t been able to smell anything for the last 4 days. Anyone experiencing the same thing?
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) March 22, 2020
This isn't not exactly flattering news. Most people who have coronavirus have little-to-no symptoms. Patients with mild cases usually take 14 days to completely recover from the virus.
Based upon Gobert's update, his situation doesn't exactly sound “mild.”
In the days since that it was revealed that Gobert had coronavirus, several other stars have contracted it. Among them are Kevin Durant, Marcus Smart and Gobert's teammate, Donovan Mitchell. A total of 10 NBA players have contracted the virus, including Brooklyn Nets players and a couple of Los Angeles Lakers players.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA has suspended its season. There is no designated date for the NBA to resume play; it's actually not even know at this point whether the NBA will resume the 2019-20 season.
Commissioner Adam Silver has spoken of the desire to resume the season. Even if that means playing without fans.
Via ESPN's Tim Bontemps:
“As I look at the options, maybe we can do this incrementally, and the first step isn't games with thousands of people in the arenas, but maybe it is just games,” Silver said. “Something I've always said is 99% of people consume our game through some sort of media platform. It's only a tiny percentage of fans who get to see our games in arenas. So those fans who watch on television or whatever device they have are fans just like people in the arena, and maybe through new kinds of technology there are ways fans can be virtual and react to plays and make noise in the arena.”
Here is to hoping that Gobert makes a speedy recovery from this virus. Let's also hope that those aforementioned symptoms don't prove that the virus is more serious than just mild for Gobert.