Sixers Joel Embiid May Be Forced To Quarantine After Seth Curry’s Positive Test
January 8Michael ArinzeSportsGrid
After losing to the Brooklyn Nets 122-109, the Philadelphia 76ers stayed overnight in New York to undergo contact tracing after Seth Curry tested positive for COVID-19.
Curry was actually inactive for the game and was seen seated on the bench at the start of the game until the positive test was made aware to the team. Joel Embiid could be at risk after sitting next to him on the bench in the first quarter. Both players have now gone into quarantine. Philadephia will next play on Saturday when they hose the Denver Nuggets.
It’s unclear at this time if other players came into close contact with Curry or if any additional tests have returned positive. Given the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Embiid is forced to remain in quarantine for up to seven days, even without a positive test.
We’ve already seen a similar scenario with Kevin Durant, who is still under quarantine per league rules.
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