Rudy Gobert 'feeling a little better' every day following positive COVID-19 test

Nick Friar
March 15, 2020 - 2:14 pm
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After he preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19, Rudy Gobert issued a public apology for his approach to the disease.

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“I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered,” he wrote. “At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as (a) way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus.”

I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment. The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus . I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love.

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On Sunday, the NBA All-Star gave an update on Twitter to let everyone know he is “feeling a little better every single day.” He also thanked the healthcare professionals who’ve helped him throughout the process, and tried to encourage everyone to learn from his mistakes.

“I just wanted to make sure to remind you guys to keep washing your hands frequently with soap and water,” Gobert said. “Try to avoid touching your face, your nose, your eyes. And of course, try to avoid making unnecessary contact with people. It’s all about protecting yourself and the people around you. I wish I would have took this thing more seriously.”

The Jazz announced on Saturday that Gobert will donate $500,000 to help the employees at Utah’s arena, Vivint Smart Home Arena, and those helping with the COVID-19 relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.