Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell appeared on Good Morning America, giving an update on his condition four days after his diagnosis.
The 2019-20 NBA season is suspended, making Utah Jazz and basketball fans around the world devastated. Jazz fans, though, can feel a bit better about the whole situation knowing that their two All-Star players, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell, are recovering well.
Gobert and Mitchell tested positive for novel coronavirus, while the rest of the Jazz team tested negative. Only one other NBA player has tested positive for the virus — Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons.
Mitchell had an exclusive interview with Good Morning America this morning, giving an update on his condition, what he’s up to while he’s quarantined and more. One thing that stood out was the fact that Mitchell has still shown no symptoms since his diagnosis.
“I’m fine. Things are going well. Just in isolation, got a unique setup. But, yeah, no fever, no symptoms as of right now. I’m just blessed to be able to be OK… I have no symptoms, which is a unique situation… I keep making the joke when people ask me, if you were to tell me I’m about to play in a seven-game series tomorrow, I’d be ready to lace up. Like I said, I’m really blessed that that’s the case.”
Mitchell showed no symptoms before his diagnosis, and continues to show no symptoms after his diagnosis, which is very interesting. This virus is proving to be something that can sneak up on anyone, which is why you must remain cautious and careful at all times.
In fact, Mitchell went on to add that he thinks that is the scariest part of this virus:
“It wasn’t public knowledge that I was sick, you wouldn’t know it. I think that’s the scariest part about this virus. It’s that you may seem fine, be fine and you never know who you may be talking to and who they are going home to.”
I’m extremely happy to hear that Mitchell continues to do well after his diagnosis. This has been a scary situation for everyone involved. I believe that people can look at both Utah Jazz players and see why this has become such a big thing. You have to be very careful and know that it can happen to anyone at any time.
Both Gobert and Mitchell are eventually going to recover and return to 100 percent. Let’s hope that they can hatch things out and get back on good terms. If the NBA season does eventually pick up again, the Jazz need these two healthy and friendly.
It was good to hear from Donovan Mitchell on Good Morning America. We will continue to track the progress of the Utah Jazz star and keep you updated.
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