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Utah Jazz All-Star centre Rudy Gobert releases statement on Instagram

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Utah Jazz All-Star centre Rudy Gobert took to Instagram to share the following post:

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"I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours," Gobert wrote. "I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment."

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He added, "the first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus."

Gobert closed by sharing that "I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love."

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The 2019-20 NBA season was suspended following games played on Thursday, March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league will use this hiatus to determine the next steps for moving forward.

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