Well, it’s just got a little worst in the fact that one of their players, Chris Douglas-Roberts caught the H1N1 virus.
We get more from the New York Daily News:
Second-year forward Chris Douglas-Roberts has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, the team announced before Saturday night’s game against the Celtics at the Meadowlands.
Under a league mandate, Douglas-Roberts had been quarantined from his teammates since he started experiencing flu-like symptoms following Wednesday’s home game against Denver. In a statement announcing the diagnosis, the team said that Douglas-Roberts had been “treated accordingly” and that the Nets have “followed all precautionary measures as mandated by NBA guidelines.”
Before the game, Lawrence Frank said the quarantine period had ended and that Douglas-Roberts is free to rejoin the team whenever he feels better.
“But I talked to him today (and) he doesn’t sound very good,” the coach said.
Douglas-Roberts, a 22-year-old who is averaging 15.6 points in his first season as a starter, has been using his Twitter account to provide updates on his condition.
“Haven’t been this sick in a long time,” Douglas-Roberts tweeted on Thursday night before adding Saturday that he “just got the call from Doc, bad bad news.”
The Nets issued regular flu shots to players who wanted them – Douglas-Roberts turned it down, according to one teammate – but the H1N1 vaccine has not yet been given to them.
There are people probably ready to assume that this might be another pun or analogy about how bad the Nets season has been so far, but we hope Chris Douglas-Roberts will have a speedy recovery.
Is it just me or does the NBA sound like it’s own country in this article? CDR gets quaratined due to a league mandate. Sounds like something from a bad sci-fi movie.
(Courtesy of New York Daily News)