Basketball legend Patrick Ewing hospitalised with Covid-19

The legendary forward, Patrick Ewing, has won two Olympic gold medals. -- Agencies
The legendary forward, Patrick Ewing, has won two Olympic gold medals. -- Agencies

Washington - A statement released by the university said Ewing is the only team member who contracted the virus, and he is isolated at a local hospital.



By IANS

Published: Sat 23 May 2020, 10:25 AM

Last updated: Sat 23 May 2020, 12:27 PM

Basketball Hall of Famer and Georgetown University coach, Patrick Ewing has announced that he is being treated at a hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.
"This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly," the 57-year-old said, Xinhua reported.
"I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I'll be fine and we will all get through this."
A statement released by the university said Ewing is the only team member who contracted the virus, and he is isolated at a local hospital.
The legendary forward, who won two Olympic gold medals, helped Georgetown win the 1984 NCAA championship as a player, and returned to his alma mater in 2017 as head basketball coach.


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