Eric Bledsoe, who is yet to join the Milwaukee Bucks in Orlando, has tested positive for COVID-19.
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ESPN’s Malika Andrews broke out the news that Bledsoe has contracted the virus but is fortunately asymptomatic. The veteran point guard has not yet joined the Bucks in the Orlando bubble.
Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe, who is not in Orlando with the Bucks, tells ESPN: “I tested positive for COVID-19.
I am asymptomatic and feeling fine.
Once I meet the NBA protocols, I look forward to joining my teammates in Orlando.”
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) July 17, 2020
Bledsoe was not with the Bucks when they traveled to Orlando last July 9. Players who tested positive for the virus will be required to be in self-quarantine for two weeks. After that, Bledsoe can return to the bubble only if he is found negative for COVID-19.
Bledsoe has been the regular starting point guard for the league-leading Bucks this season. It can be expected that he would miss a couple of games, but the important thing is that he should be back fully-healthy during the playoffs.