• Rudy Gobert updated the public about his condition, saying he feels “a little better” everyday
  • He showed his regret for the actions before his diagnosis
  • The 7-1 Frenchman encouraged the people to disinfect and avoid crowded places

After Utah Jazz’ star Donovan Mitchell shared his health status by giving out an update on social media via video, Rudy Gobert also posted his own clip to give the public an update on his status since after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The reigning consecutive defensive player of the year spoke on a video posted by both the NBA and the Utah Jazz’ social media outlets and thanked the people for the “positive energy” that are being sent to him during the process.

Giving an update about his condition, the 7-foot 1 center said that he is doing well. “As for myself, I've been feeling little better every single day,” said Gobert. “Thanks for the healthcare people in Utah and Oklahoma City and all other great people around me.”

Utah is set to square off with the Oklahoma City Thunder but was canceled before tip-off after getting the news that one of the players tested positive for coronavirus. He and guard Emmanuel Mudiay was listed out of the line-up due to an “illness” and were not in the arena when the announcement was made.

The 27-year old big man again expressed his regret by saying that he wishes he took the situation seriously but learning from the experience, he urged people to be careful about the coronavirus pandemic. “I wish I would have taken this thing more seriously and I hope everyone else will do so because we can do it together”

“I just wanted to make sure to remind you guys to keep washing your hands frequently with soap and water,” the Frenchman said about disinfecting.” Try to avoid touching your face, your nose, your eyes, and of course try to avoid making any unnecessary contact with people.“

Gobert received a lot of backlash after a viral video of him pranking the media but already apologized about his actions on his Instagram account. A lot of enraged fans doused him with blame and hate but this time, positivity prevailed and wished the defensive specialist well.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for coronavirus
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for coronavirus AFP / GEORGE FREY