KAT on the Mend


Wolves Star Karl-Anthony Towns Tests Positive for COVID-19

There isn’t a single person within NBA circles who has been hit harder by the coronavirus pandemic than Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns.

Towns lost his 59-year old mother to the virus back in April and six other members of his family. His father tested positive for the virus as well but thankfully made a full recovery. Now, Towns will be out of action for the Wolves as the organization and NBA family is hopeful that Towns will return sooner rather than later.

Towns announced his positive test on Friday on his social media accounts.

“Prior to tonight’s game, I received yet another awful call that I tested positive for COVID,” Towns said in a statement shared on social media. “I will immediately isolate and follow every protocol. I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all the necessary precautions. …

“It breaks my heart that my family, and particularly my father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with this diagnosis as we know all too well what the end result could be. To my niece and nephew … I promise you I will not end up in a box next to grandma and I will beat this.”

In just four games this season, Towns has averaged 22 points and 12.5 rebounds per game with the Wolves.


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