Knicks legend Patrick Ewing out of the hospital after bout with coronavirus
Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital after recently testing positive for the novel coronavirus. The New York Knicks icon and Georgetown head coach announced Friday he had contracted the virus.
His son, Patrick Jr., thanked those who cared for him during his stay as well as those who supported Ewing during this tough stretch:
“I want to thank all of the doctors and hospital staff for taking care of my father during his stay, as well as everyone who has reached out with thoughts and prayers to us and since his diagnosis,” Patrick Ewing Jr. said in a recent tweet. “My father is now home and getting better. We’ll continue to watch his symptoms and follow the CDC guidelines. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and protect yourselves and your loved ones.”
Ewing is one of many former and active players to have contracted the virus. The longtime Knicks center took to Twitter on Friday to make a statement as the head coach of the Hoyas:
I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG
— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
Former players and many among the NBA family showed a growing sense of support for the Hall of Famer, wishing him a quick recovery from a virus that doesn’t discriminate.
At 57 years old, Ewing was at potential high risk. He was the only member of the Hoyas’ men’s basketball team to test positive and will now follow the isolation protocol until he’s fully cleared.
Follow NBA games live by downloading the ClutchPoints App and heading to the scores tab under the NBA section.
You can listen and subscribe to the Battle for LA podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud. You can also find new episodes of Battle for LA, the ClutchPoints NBA Podcast, and Establish the Pass under the Podcast tab on the ClutchPoints home page.