Seventh Wizards player, one staff member tests positive for COVID-19
Things are not looking up for the Washinton Wizards right now as the squad continues to battle a full-blown COVID-19 outbreak within its ranks. A new report has now emerged that another player and a team staff member have returned positive test results.
This comes via ClutchPoints on Twitter:
The Wizards have now had a 7th player and one staff member test positive for COVID-19. No staff had tested positive before now.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 18, 2021
This unfortunate turn of events comes in the midst of Washington already having five of its scheduled games postponed by the league due to health and safety risks. The Wizards were supposed to be playing on the second night of a back-to-back set against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, but in light of the current predicament, the NBA has rightfully opted to reschedule the contest.
D.C.’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday has already been postponed, and at this point, it would not be surprising if Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks as well as Sunday’s bout versus the San Antonio Spurs are both likewise postponed.
Should this be the case, the Wizards would have been out of action for a full two-week stretch. The last time they took the court was on Jan. 11 in a 128-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns — their first win following a miserable three-game losing skid.
Needless to say, the Wizards organization is doing everything in its power to arrest the issue. The team is in constant coordination with the league, with proper health and safety precautions strictly enforced. At this point, we can only hope that their efforts bear fruit and that the situation gets better for Washington at the soonest possible time.