Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he’s recovered from coronavirus

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart took to Twitter on Sunday night to announce that he had recovered from his battle with the coronavirus. 

“Corona Free as of two days ago. Cleared by Mass Dept of Health,” Smart wrote

“Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and I’m doing the same for everyone that’s been effected by this. Stay safe and stay together- apart! Much love!” 

Smart announced his COVID-19 diagnosis 10 days ago. He wrote then that “I’ve had no symptoms and I feel great. But the younger generation in our country MUST self distance. This is not a joke. Not doing so is selfish. Together we can beat this, but we must beat it together by being apart for a short while. Much love!!”

Marcus Smart reacts during the second half of a March 6 game against the Utah Jazz.

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His coach, Brad Stevens, applauded the 26-year-old’s handling of his diagnosis. 

“I’m proud of how he kind of took the initiative to tell people that he had it and he felt good. He got online and continued to ask people to practice social distancing and self-isolation right now,” Stevens told reporters in a conference call on Friday

Smart joins Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of the Jazz, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and the Pistons’ Christian Wood among the sports figures who have been cleared from the coronavirus.  

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