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Christian Wood is healthy after bout with coronavirus, says agent

Thursday 26 March 2020 07:36, UK

Christian Wood #35 of the Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood is healthy after a bout with coronavirus, his agent said on Wednesday.

Adam Pensack told the Detroit Free Press that Wood is "feeling great and fully recovered."

Wood's positive test for coronavirus was reported on March 14.

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Detroit's final game before the season was suspended was on March 11 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Four nights earlier, the Pistons played the Utah Jazz and Wood had 30 points and 11 rebounds while going up against Utah's Rudy Gobert, who was the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus.

Wood has been in self-isolation and watched closely by the team's medical staff since the positive test.

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According to the Free Press, Wood was one of five Detroit players who were tested and the only one to get a positive result. Overall, 17 members of the Pistons' travelling party were tested, according to the Free Press.

The 24-year-old Wood was in the midst of a breakout season prior to play being suspended. He averaged 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 62 games. The UNLV product had a career-best 32 points against the 76ers on March 11.

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There are 10 confirmed positive tests for coronavirus among NBA players, but only five of those players have been identified: Wood, Gobert, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, Utah All-Star Donovan Mitchell and the Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart.

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