Sparks guard Sydney Wiese becomes first WNBA player to test positive for the coronavirus

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Sydney Wiese of the Los Angeles Sparks is the first WNBA player that was tested positive for the coronavirus.

The WNBA team made the announcement through an official statement. Wiese played in Spain during the winter.

“Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese tested positive for the coronavirus after returning from playing overseas in Spain.

Her symptoms are mild and she’s in positive spirits and feeling fine. She’s been in self-isolation at home in Phoenix since her return and is encouraging everyone to practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus

The Sparks are in direct communication with Sydney and wish her a speedy recovery,” the statement reads, via Kurt Helin of NBC Sports.