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The Boston Celtics has listed seven players who are unable to compete on Sunday’s match against the Miami Heat according to the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocol installed to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
This is the most common thing the team has ever experienced due to a virus-related issue so far this season, but not necessarily one of the affected Celtics is positive. Not always.
The Celtics have excluded Jaylen Brown, Jabon Green, Semi-Ogeree, Jayson Tatum, Tristan Thompson, Grant Williams, and Robert Williams.
Another Celtics pair was injured and there are at least eight players in Boston on Sunday.
It is very realistic that players have to miss a few days, even if they are exposed to a person infected with the virus. Boston will play in Chicago on Tuesday and will return for a match against Orlando on Wednesday and Friday.
Georgia Institute of Technology has canceled three consecutive men’s basketball games due to COVID-19.
The Yellowjackets (6-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were scheduled to host Pittsburgh (6-2, 2-1) in Atlanta on Wednesday. However, the game was postponed due to a positive test within the Georgia Institute of Technology program. The make-up date is undecided.
The Yellowjackets haven’t played since their victory at Wake Forest on January 3rd. They have also postponed the match between Notre Dame and Louisville for the past week.
This is Panthers’ second consecutive postponement following the home game with Florida scheduled for last Saturday.
Georgia Institute of Technology is currently scheduled to reopen on Saturday at North Carolina State University. The Panthers will have a 10-day furlough before the next match and will face Syracuse at home on Saturday as well.
Vancouver Canucks has canceled training camp exercises and training due to potential exposure to COVID-19.
In the release, Kanax said the cancellation on Sunday was “with great care” and did not provide any further details.
The Canax decision will be made as the NHL team prepares for the shortened 56-game season, which is set to begin on Wednesday when Canax will visit Edmonton Oilers.
Vancouver is the fourth team whose training camps are affected by COVID-19.
The Dallas Stars announced Friday that six players and two staff were positive during the camp, but Columbus Blue Jackets kept part of the roster away from the ice due to possible exposure.
On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins canceled the practice for the same reason.
The governments of the five Canadian states where the NHL resides have approved Canadian teams to play in the home arena this season.
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