Houston Rockets superstar guard Russell Westbrook has announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

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“I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my teams departure to Orlando,” Westbrook wrote. “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! #whynot,” he added.


The news comes after Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo unintentionally broken quarantine, ESPN reports. He will have now have a 10-day quarantine period in his hotel room.

In addition to Westbrook and Coboclo being unavailable to the Rockets at the moment, the team is waiting on James Harden and Luc Mbah a Moute to make it to Orlando. Head coach Mike D’Antonio told ESPN the three are expected to rejoin next week. There is currently no word if all three missing Rockets players were out due to COVID-19.