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

Through his social media, the Minnesota Timberwolves star stated he acquired the constructive take a look at previous to Friday night’s (January 15) recreation in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies, which has now been postponed.

“I pray on daily basis that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I urge everybody to proceed to take it significantly by taking the entire crucial precautions,” Cities wrote in his IG put up. “We can not cease the unfold of this virus alone, it should 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 endure from the nervousness that comes together with this analysis as we all know all too nicely 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 crew, the Timberwolves shouldn’t have the league-required eight out there gamers to proceed in opposition to the Grizzlies.

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