Basketball legend and Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing was released from the hospital Monday, three days after he announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Knicks Hall of Famer, at 57, said in a statement, the virus "should not be taken lightly," but he would "be fine," reports the New York Post.
"I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones," Ewing said in his statement. "Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines."
His son Patrick Ewing Jr., when making the announcement on Twitter that his father was released, said he wanted to thank the doctors and hospital staff for caring for his father, along with everyone who has reached out with thoughts and prayers.
"My father is now home and getting better," he said. "We'll continue to watch his symptoms and follow the CDC guidelines. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and protect yourselves and your loved ones."
Georgetown said in a statement last week, Ewing decided to share his status publicly to show the virus can hit anyone. The university said he is the only member of the basketball program to have tested positive.
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