Celtics guard Marcus Smart was the first Boston athlete to test positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
On Friday, he called into CNN to discuss his diagnosis.
He said that he doesn’t feel any symptoms, and therefore, was surprised to learn he’d been infected.
“When they told me I had (coronavirus), I was like, ‘Oh, wow,'” Smart said. “It definitely really makes you alert to what’s going on.”
Though he’s taking his quarantine seriously, he’s antsy to get back onto the court.
“I feel great,” Smart said. “I feel fine. I feel like I can go play a game right now.”
The Celtics were the seventh NBA team to announce they were affected by the coronavirus, and the fourth Friday.
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