7 WNBA players test positive; Fever delay travel

Seven WNBA players tested positive for the coronavirus in the past week, the league announced Monday.

While the WNBA didn’t identify the players, the Indiana Fever said two of them are on their roster.



In all, 137 players were tested between June 28 and July 5. Any player testing positive will remain quarantined until local public health protocols are met and a physician clears her to rejoin the team, the WNBA said.

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Players and staff of 11 of the 12 WNBA teams are scheduled to arrive Monday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where the teams will play their 22-game season.

The Fever, however, will delay their trip.

“After consultation with the WNBA and league health officials to ensure all players and staff are as healthy and safe as possible, the team is expected to arrive at IMG Academy later this week,” the team said in a news release.

The league statement said the Fever’s change in travel plans is in “an abundance of caution due to the CDC’s close contact self-quarantine requirements.”



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