NBA star Russell Westbrook in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19

Russell Westbrook urged everyone to wear a mask. PHOTO: RUSSELL WESTBROOK/TWITTER

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - NBA star Russell Westbrook revealed Monday (July 13) he has tested positive for Covid-19 as the league gears up for its return in Florida later this month.

Houston Rockets star Westbrook, the 2017 Most Valuable Player and one of the biggest names in the NBA, said in a statement he was feeling well and was in isolation.

"I tested positive for Covid-19 prior to my team's departure to Orlando," Westbrook said on Twitter.

"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," the 31-year-old added.

"Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!"

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