Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 25-year-old Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player shared the news that he had contracted the virus to fans on Instagram.
“I pray every day that this nightmare of a virus will subside and I beg everyone to continue to take it seriously by taking all of the necessary precautions,” Towns wrote.
“We cannot stop the spread of this virus alone, it must be a group effort by all of us.”
He added, “It breaks my heart that my family, and particularly my father and sister continue to suffer from the anxiety that comes along with this diagnosis as we know all too well what the end result could be.”
The game that was scheduled for Friday night against the Memphis Grizzlies has been postponed.
The news comes after Towns revealed that not only did his mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, pass away from complications, but six other family members have passed away as well.