Bulls guard Coby White tests positive for COVID, out

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White evaluated favorable for COVID-19 and has actually gotten in the league’s health and wellness procedures, coach Billy Donovan stated on Wednesday.

White will not take a trip with the group to New york city for their two-game journey later on today. He will need to miss out on a minimum of 10 days, indicating he will be sidelined for 4 video games at a minimum.

“You just don’t know what’s going to happen with some of these guys testing positive,” Donovan stated, . “I feel bad for Coby just because he’s coming off the shoulder injury. He’s trying to find his way back and now he’s got another period of time where he’s not going to be able to do anything physically until the league clears him to go through cardiac testing, however long that takes.

“However yeah, it’s walking around today. Not just has actually COVID been an obstacle; you’re likewise dealing with a great deal of gamers who have the influenza, who are ill. It’s still certainly quite genuine.”

White has averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting nearly 35% from the field in nine games for the Bulls this season, his third with the team after they selected him with the No. 7 overall pick in 2019. He missed the first 13 games of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery in June.

The 21-year-old averaged a career-high 15.1 points and 4.8 assists last season as a starter in Chicago, though he’s come off the bench in all but one game this season. White is in the third year of his initial four-year, $24 million deal.

White is the second Bulls player to land in health and safety protocols so far this season. Center Nikola Vucevic missed seven games last month. The entire team has been fully vaccinated as of early November and booster shots have been made available to players at their own discretion, Donovan said.

“We’re simply attempting to follow all the standards,” Bulls guard Alex Caruso said Wednesday, . “Use a mask. Attempt to avoid of congested locations, do all the important things we can to attempt and remain healthy and remain all set for video games.”

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White has actually played in simply 9 video games for Chicago up until now this season after recuperating from shoulder surgical treatment. (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.