Basketballer Christian Wood becomes the third NBA player to test positive for coronavirus


Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the third NBA player to be infected with the virus.

NBA insider Shams Charania tweeted the news and said Wood recently faced off against Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who became the first NBA player to test positive before he infected his teammate Donovan Mitchell.

‘Detroit Pistons‘ Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Wood had 30 and 11 rebounds against Rudy Gobert on Saturday night before a career-high 32 on Wednesday.

Wood’s diagnosis was revealed one week after he played against Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz before the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended its season.

The Pistons later confirmed that a player they did not name Wood tested positive Saturday and has been in self-isolation.

“A player on the Detroit Pistons, who is under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation since Wednesday night, was tested for COVID-19,” the team said. “A preliminary positive result came back on March 14. The health and safety of our players, our organization, those throughout our league, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount.”