Pistons' Christian Wood tests positive for virus


Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood becomes the third National Basketball Association player to test positive for the coronavirus, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Athletic's Shams Charania was the first to reveal that Christian Wood tested positive for the coronavirus utilizing his Twitter to inform the masses, claiming that Wood is now showing no symptoms and is in good spirits.

The 24-year-old power forward is having a breakout season for the Pistons, including a stunning 30-point, 11-rebound double-double against Gobert and the Jazz on March 7.

This now marks the third player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus, and the first player outside of the Utah Jazz.

Wood is under the care of the Pistons' medical staff and, along with his teammates, remains in isolation.

"A preliminary positive result came back on March 14".

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Wood went on to play the Sixers on Wednesday which means that team will probably have to be tested for coronavirus. The health and safety of our players, our organization, those throughout our league, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount.

Six days earlier, Wood dropped 20 points and 12 rebounds in the Pistons' loss to the Kings at Golden 1 Center. These individuals travel constantly, are surrounded by thousands of people, interact with team personnel, media members and countless other people. In his last game before National Basketball Association postponed the season, he put up a career-high 32 points.

Check out the highlights from his career-high game in the video provided below.

The Pistons have been in self-isolation since they returned from their game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Jazz reported that two players on their team tested positive for the coronavirus.