NBA suspends season after player tests positive for COVID-19

The NBA has suspended play indefinitely after a player, reportedly the Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, tested positive for COVID-19, or coronavirus.

The league made the announcement Wednesday night after Jazz’s game vs. the Thunder in Oklahoma City was postponed shortly after scheduled tipoff. It said that a Jazz player had tested positive for COVID-19.

“The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight’s game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena,” the league said in a statement.

In the wake of this announcement, the NHL is expected to provide an update on their status sometime Thursday. The league says they have been in communication with several health officials on the matter.

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