Last Friday (May 22), NBA legend and Georgetown University coach Patrick Ewing shared that he had tested positive for Coronavirus. His son has now revealed that his father has been released from the hospital and will continue his recovery at home.
“I want to thank all of the doctors and hospital staff for taking care of my father during his stay, as well as everyone who has reached out with thoughts and prayers to us and since his diagnosis,” Patrick Ewing Jr. tweeted.
“My father is now home and getting better,” he continued. “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.”
The Hall of Famer opened up about his diagnosis last week on social media. “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”
Georgetown Athletics also released a statement assuring that Ewing was “the only member of the Georgetown men’s basketball program” to test positive for Coronavirus.
Ewing was an 11-time NBA All-Star with the New York Knicks. According to ESPN, he averaged 10.4 rebounds, 22.8 points and 2.7 blocks during his 15-year career with the Knicks, Orlando Magic, Seattle SuperSonics. In 2008, he received basketball’s highest honor when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
We will continue to send our thoughts and prayers out to Ewing and his family as he continues to recover. See Patrick Ewing Jr.’s full statement below.