Malcolm Brogdon has tested positive for COVID-19, potentially affecting his status with the Indiana Pacers when they leave in a few weeks for Orlando.
"I recently tested positive for the COVID virus and currently in quarantine. I'm doing well, feeling well and progressing well," Brogdon said in a statement released by the team. "I plan to join my teammates in Orlando for the resumption of the NBA season and playoffs."
Brogdon recently recovered from a leg and hip muscle injury that kept him out going into the March 11 NBA stoppage. He has been a key public figure in recent marches and demonstrations since the death of George Floyd. He has long been a proponent of rejoining the Pacers to use the exposure as a platform to speak up about racial and social justice.
The Pacers began testing players Tuesday and are scheduled to travel to Orlando during the first week of July, where they’ll be required to quarantine for 24 hours before finally practicing 5 vs. 5 for the first time in months. The restart has been scheduled to take place inside a “bubble” to help limit exposure.