Karl-Anthony Cities is revealing that he contracted COVID-19.

By way of his social media, the Minnesota Timberwolves star stated he acquired the optimistic check previous to Friday night’s (January 15) sport towards the Memphis Grizzlies, which has now been postponed.

“I pray day by day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I urge everybody to proceed to take it severely by taking all the needed precautions,” Cities wrote in his IG publish. “We can’t cease the unfold of this virus alone, it have to be a gaggle effort by all of us.”

Cities says he’ll instantly isolate and comply with COVID protocols.

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Final 12 months, the NBA star misplaced his mom to problems from Covid-19, in addition to his uncle and 5 different members of his household. His father contracted the virus, too, however recovered.

“It breaks my coronary heart that my household, and significantly my father and sister proceed to undergo from the anxiousness that comes together with this prognosis as we all know all too effectively what the tip consequence may very well be,” Cities stated. “To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I can’t find yourself in a field subsequent to grandma and I’ll beat this.”

Due to ongoing contact tracing throughout the staff, the Timberwolves do not need the league-required eight accessible gamers to proceed towards the Grizzlies.

Twelve video games have been postponed since Sunday, and 13 whole have been postponed because the season began on December 22.