In a remote press conference after the team’s Tuesday morning shootaround ahead of their home game with a short-handed Denver Nuggets squad, All-NBA small forward Jayson Tatum revealed he is still feeling the effects of his bout with COVID-19 in January. Co/c6TywYkA7o
– The Celtics Wire February 15, 2021
“It messes with your breathing a little bit,” explained Tatum after being asked whether he still feels any residual effects.
“I have experienced in games where I want to say struggling to breathe, but you get fatigued a lot quicker than normal, just running up and down the court a few times. It’s easy to get out of breath, or you’re tired a lot faster. I’ve noticed that since I’ve had COVID; It’s just something I’m working on.”
It’s gotten better since the first game I played, but I still deal with it from time to time,” he added. Co/o3vMCk0dJ5
– The Celtics Wire February 16, 2021
With so much still unknown about the long-term effects of COVID-19, hearing this about the superstar future of the team does and should give pause – particularly with the NBA continuing to push for live games – and All-Star games – before a vaccine is available to players.