Wizards’ COVID situation gets worse; another player tests positive

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The Washington Wizards have had a seventh player test positive for COVID-19, as well as a staff member, according to Ava Wallace of The Washington Post.

No staff had tested positive until now.

The Wizards brought their eligible players in for individual work over the weekend, but haven’t gathered as a group since Jan. 11, which was their last game played.

Despite the new positive tests, there’s still hope that the Wizards, with six healthy players, could practice again as soon as Jan. 20, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Although the they’ve had seven positive tests among players, some could soon be cleared to play again.

The Wizards had their next scheduled game on Jan. 20 against the Charlotte Hornets postponed, their fifth consecutive postponed game of the season.

If they are able to get the league-required eight available players sometime this week, it’s possible that they could return to game action against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 22.