Covid-19 Attacks Many NFL and NBA Teams In the United States


COVID-19 breakouts have impacted several sports leagues across the United States, with teams in the NFL and NBA being particularly heavily hit.

Concerns regarding player safety remain at the forefront as teams come to terms with their respective situations — protocols for which vary depending on the leagues and cities in which they play.

Though there are no signs of any imminent league shutdowns, as the NBA did in March 2020, the situation is worth keeping an eye on, considering the recent string of confirmed samples.


The defending champions have placed their star under strict health and safety guidelines.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks entered health and safety protocols on Tuesday, and it has been confirmed that he will not play against Indiana on Wednesday.

The two-time MVP is averaging 27.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game for the Bucks, who won the NBA title this summer.

The Brooklyn Nets have been hammered.

According to the NBA, star James Harden was one of seven Nets players who have entered health and safety processes as of Tuesday evening. He & Bruce Brown have been the most recent players to be added to the injury list, joining LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre’ Bembry, James Johnson, and Jevon Carter, who were all added Tuesday morning amid a COVID outbreak in New York.

Paul Millsap, the veteran power forward who was shelved Monday, was the seventh Net on the list.

The Nets have been short-handed for the majority of the season since Kyrie Irving refused to get immunised, preventing him from playing in home games due to New York City’s vaccine mandate. Though there have been rumblings that the team is changing its stance, the team opted not to allow him play just in road games.

Having ten players on the reserve list, the Chicago Bulls have to postpone games.

The NBA has delayed Chicago’s next two games: Tuesday against Detroit and Thursday against Toronto, due to of team’s reduced roster.


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