Aurelie SACCHELLI: published on Thursday March 26, 2020 at 10:15 am
The first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus, French pivot Rudy Gobert gave his news on Wednesday. Reassuring news, even if it is still far from its best form.
It has now been two weeks since Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, and even if he is generally doing well, the 27-year-old French pivot is not yet on top form. On Wednesday, he confided in a video from the Instagram account of the agency that represents him, ComSport. “I feel better and better. A few days ago, I was out of breath faster than before. At ping pong for example, or with things that I usually do very easily. Now, I try to sleep between 8 and 10 hours a night and I resume my rhythm little by little. I still haven’t found the smell but the taste is coming back little by little. Yesterday (Tuesday), I ate chicken with a hot sauce to see and I smelled a little. So it’s starting to come back. I have always had an appetite. Except for the first day, the day I had a fever in Oklahoma City, I ate every day. I try to train every day, Yesterday I did a good cardio session, bodybuilding. (…) We must not fall into fear. It’s a test for the whole world at the same time. It is a good opportunity to be united. We’re going to go through all of this together, “said the Utah player. Remember that the NBA season is officially suspended until April 12, but the suspension should be extended for a few more weeks. Rudy Gobert’s team (15.1pts and 13.7rbds average this season) occupies fourth place in the Western Conference with 41 victories for 23 defeats.