Russell Westbrook Says He Tested Positive for COVID-19, Is ‘Feeling Well’

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Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook announced he tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the team’s trip to Orlando, Florida, and is in quarantine.

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“I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando,” Westbrook wrote in a statement Monday. “I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared. Thank you for all the well wishes and continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!”

Westbrook is required to undergo a quarantine period and must pass two COVID-19 tests at least 24 hours apart before joining the team in Orlando. He will then undergo another quarantine period and take additional COVID-19 tests once he is in Orlando, which has been the standard protocol for players who enter the so-called “bubble.”