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Kevin Durant will be out until Friday for protocol against Covid-19

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The eaves Kevin Durant, superstar of the Brooklyn Nets, will be separated from the team until next Friday due to the prevention protocols of the NBA against him Coronavirushis coach reported on Saturday, Steve Nash.

On Friday, the NBA abruptly removed Durant from the game against the Toronto Raptors during the third quarter for having been in contact with a person infected by Covid-19.

In a confused succession of events, Durant he was first discharged shortly before the game due to his closeness to that person, who at that time had given an inconclusive result in a test.

Subsequently, the forward was allowed to go out on the track starting as a substitute and was finally removed permanently when the confirmation of contagion from the person with whom he had contact arrived.

The player was ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers and, according to the technician Nash, will not return to the team until Friday, so he will miss another two games on Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons and Wednesday before Indiana Pacers.

As long as you do not test positive for Coronavirus, Durant could return to the court for the duel on Saturday against his former team Golden State Warriors.

Durant, who contracted Coronavirus A year ago, he already missed three games in January due to a similar situation and on Friday he left the match against the Raptors with clear gestures of annoyance, throwing a bottle of water to the ground.

“Free me,” wrote the second highest scorer of the NBA (29.5 points per game) in Twitter before the game ended, in which the Raptors were imposed on Nets by 123-117.

Regarding the reasons for the admission of Durant in the anti protocol Covid-19, ESPN Y The Athletic reported that the player made three trips by car on Friday, between his home and team facilities, together with the employee of the Nets who ended up testing positive for coronavirus, both without wearing masks.

“The guidelines Covid-19 from NBA prohibit players and staff from moving together without wearing face protections, “he recalled ESPN.

Winner of two rings with the Warriors and Most Valuable Player (MVP) from NBA in 2014, Durant is starring in a spectacular start to the season after a year and a half absent from the courts due to injury.

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