Patrick Ewing, former player and legend of the NBA, has announced this Friday night through his social networks that he has contracted the disease of coronavirus. The news has been given in the form of an official statement from Georgetown University, where he currently works as a coach.

Within the statement itself, it is clarified that Ewing is undergoing a series of intensive care in a local hospital in the city of his residence, and is being treated in isolation. The statement reads as follows:

“I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus should not be taken lightly, it is really serious. At this moment more than ever, I want to send my thanks to all health workers and to those who they are in the front line of batlla fighting against this disease “

“I will be fine, we will all overcome this. I want to encourage everyone to be safe as much as possible.”

Patrick Ewing has been a coach at Georgetown University since 2017, after three decades as an assistant coach in different NBA franchises. In his time as a player, he played 17 seasons in the highest North American basketball competition, and 15 of them with New York Knicks. In addition, he is considered one of the best players in the history of the Big Apple franchise.