NBA legend Patrick Ewing, 57, is taken to hospital with coronavirus and placed in isolation describing the virus as something ‘should not be taken lightly’
- Ewing was admitted to a hospital in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening.
- The former New York Knicks star has released a statement saying the virus is “serious,” but insists he is doing well.
- He is currently the head coach of the Georgetown University basketball team; the school says that no other member of the program has tested positive for the virus
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NBA legend Patrick Ewing has been hospitalized after positive tests for COVID-19.
The Basketball Hall of Famer and the former downtown New York Knicks, 57, were hospitalized on Friday night in Washington, D.C.
Ewing, who is currently the head coach of the Georgetown University basketball team, has released a statement through the elite school confirming his diagnosis.
“I want to share that I tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly, “the statement said.
“I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. More than ever, I would like to thank the health workers and everyone on the frontline. I’ll be fine and we’ll all get through. ‘
Ewing did not reveal when he tested positive for the virus, or where he thinks he contracted it.
ESPN reports that Ewing is the “only member of the Georgetown men’s basketball program to test positive for the virus.”
Ewing himself played for Georgetown while a student, before being called up to the NBA in 1985.
He played 15 seasons for the New York Knicks, where he was an eleven-time all-star.