As the NBA continues to administer tests for coronavirus across the league, the Toronto Raptors got some encouraging news regarding the health of their players. According to the team, all tests came back negative for COVID-19 after the Raptors played the Utah Jazz on Monday. Toronto’s entire traveling party was tested for the virus including coaches and executives.
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Of course, the concern for the Toronto Raptors to have possibly contracted the virus stemmed from their game against the Utah Jazz who roster two players carrying coronavirus. Earlier this week, both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19 resulting in the suspension of the NBA season.
There was particular concern around Raptors big Serge Ibaka who spent most of his Monday night guarding Gobert. Both are physical players and there was no lack of contact in their matchup but Ibaka thankfully tested negative for the virus along with the rest of Toronto’s roster.
As the NBA suspension continues, more and more players will undergo testing in the coming days, specifically those teams who matched up against the Utah Jazz over the past couple of weeks. The NBA will remain suspended for at least the next four weeks.