The Unicaja de Málaga announced this Monday that an "asymptomatic positive case " has appeared among the members of the expedition that will travel to Valencia to dispute the Final Phase of the Endesa League . Although the club initially chose not to reveal the player's identity, it was Francis Alonso himself who did so minutes later on his social networks. .
"Unicaja Basketball wants to communicate that, after the results of the last tests carried out on all the members of the club's expedition that will travel to Valencia on the occasion of the Final Phase of the Endesa League an asymptomatic positive case has appeared, "the entity announced in a statement.
Unicaja added that as soon as the news was known" the strict measures indicated in the CSD protocol have been adopted and the Basketball Doctors Association in collaboration with the ACB, and this person has been isolated from the team. " " The rest of the group continues training normally waiting to travel to Valencia next Thursday," he added.
Francis Alonso explained, shortly after, his asymptomatic positive. “The day I arrived in Malaga to train they tested me and it was determined that had passed the Covid-19, that is, that it had antibodies . It was surprising to me since he had been completely asymptomatic. The last time we had the PCR, a positive appeared, and although I cannot infect it, the ACB protocols make my participation in the tournament impossible, "acknowledges the player.
Grateful that no one has been harmed by this situation. I am aware that this could have been much worse, both for myself and for the people around me and I thank 🙏🏼 @unicajaCB 💚💜 pic.twitter.com/QYM2jiyesN
– Francis Alonso (@ francisalonso10) June 8, 2020
The Andalusian team is one of the 12 that this week will travel to Valencia to dispute the Final Phase of the Endesa League, that will begin on June 17 when it will debut against Iberostar Tenerife. Barcelona, Kirolbet Baskonia, Joventut and RETAbet Bilbao Basket are also included in their same group.