Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberwolves Tested Positive for COVID-19, His Mother Died from the Virus | The State
Despite the bad news, Towns said he was ready to start the season with the Timberwolves.
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Probably the Minnesota Timberwolves center, Karl-Anthony Cruz, is one of the professional athletes who have been worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic. At just 25 years old, the New Jersey native lost his mother Jacqueline Cruz and six other relatives as a result of complications from COVID-19.
“Before the game tonight, I got another terrible call and I tested positive for COVID. I will isolate myself immediately and follow all protocols. I pray every day that this virus nightmare goes away and I beg you all to continue taking it seriously with all the necessary precautions, “detailed Towns, through social networks.
– Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 15, 2021
Towns’s mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died at age 59 on April 13 of last year due to complications from COVID-19. She had battled the virus for a month, the Timberwolves reported, later the player added that six of his family members had also contracted the virus, including his father that he was able to recover.
“We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone, it must be a group effort from all of us. It breaks my heart that my family, and in particular my father and my sister, continue to suffer anxiety that accompanies this diagnosis, since we all know very well what the end result could be. To my niece and nephew, Jolani and Max, I promise you that I won’t end up in a box with grandma and I will overcome this, ”said the one also selected by the Dominican Republic.
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