Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook announced on Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement issued via social media, Westbrook says he’s feeling well as he anticipates joining his teammates once cleared from the virus.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando,” said Westbrook in his statement. “I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared. Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support. Please take the virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up. #whynot”
Westbrook, along with James Harden, haven’t joined the rest of the team in Orlando ahead of the NBA restart.
The 2019-2020 NBA season will resume July 30 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, with players kept in a bubble. The season was suspended on March 11 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of the league’s players, include the Rockets’ Thabo Sefolosha, have opted out of the season, citing the risks of the coronavirus.
Correction: This story has been updated with the correct date the NBA season will resume. It starts on July 30.