Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns revealed on Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19.
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The 25-year-old has already lost seven relatives, including his mother in April, to the coronavirus. She had been placed in an induced coma, but ultimately died at the age of 58. Towns’ father was also injured, but managed to get out.
“I pray every day that this virus nightmare will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking the necessary precautions,” Towns wrote on Twitter.
“To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you that I won’t end up in a box alongside Grandma and that I will beat him,” he continued.
Friday’s game between the Timberwolves and the Memphis Grizzlies has already been postponed, as the Minnesota team must trace everyone’s contacts.