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

By way of his social media, the Minnesota Timberwolves star stated he obtained the optimistic check previous to Friday night’s (January 15) sport towards the Memphis Grizzlies, which has now been postponed.

“I pray every single day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I encourage everybody to proceed to take it severely by taking all the essential precautions,” Cities wrote in his IG publish. “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 anxiousness that comes together with this prognosis as we all know all too nicely what the tip end result could possibly be,” Cities stated. “To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you I cannot find yourself in a field subsequent to grandma and I’ll beat this.”

Due to ongoing contact tracing throughout the workforce, the Timberwolves would not have the league-required eight accessible gamers to proceed towards the Grizzlies.

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