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Basketball Legend Patrick Ewing Hospitalised With COVID-19

In a celebrated career, Patrick Ewing won two Olympic gold medals with the USA basketball team

Basketball Legend Patrick Ewing Hospitalised With COVID-19
Patrick Ewing | Courtesy: Twitter
Basketball Legend Patrick Ewing Hospitalised With COVID-19
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2020-05-23T08:55:31+05:30

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.

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"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 on Friday said Ewing is the only team member who contracted the virus, and he is isolated at a local hospital.

The legendary center 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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