It was announced that Al Horford, one of the American Basketball League (NBA) teams, Boston Celtics, caught the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19).
In the statement made by his club, it was stated that the 35-year-old basketball player who tested positive was put under quarantine and will not be able to play against the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat in the pre-season friendlies.
Horford became the second player in the Celtics to experience the same after all-star Jaylen Brown, who contracted Kovid-19 last week.
Al Horford, who left the team after serving in the Boston Celtics between 2016-19, rejoined the Celtics this summer in exchange for a trade.
The Dominican Republic national, who has been selected as an all-star five times in his career, averaged 16 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season.