Joe Ingles is not willing to return to practice and take part in the individual workouts at the training facilities of the Utah Jazz.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ingles revealed that one of his primary reasons why he has no intention to return to practice is the safety of his pregnant wife, Renae.
“Obviously the secret of Renae being pregnant was a big part of it. It’s not worth it. I’ve got a gym, I’ve got everything I can do. Basketball-wise it’s a bit more difficult but I think as we go along and find out more information about this whole thing it’ll make a decision easier.
But there’s no way I’m willing to risk my children and Renae and all that to go and shoot a basketball. They’ve made measures to go in there pretty dramatic. I went through the process to see what it was like and it’s pretty in-depth.
Come the right time I’ll go in there and start getting ready but we need a bit more information on whether we’re going to play or not and I think my decision will be made after that,” Ingles said on a recent appearance on 1280 The Zone, via Sarah Todd of DessertNews.