Stefanie Dolson, who plays as a center for Chicago Sky, has openly confirmed that she has tested positive for coronavirus. This makes her the first known Chicago-based athlete to come clean about contracting COVID-19.
Dolson is not the first professional athlete to have got this deadly virus. We have had cases of other athletes from different games publicly saying that they have tested positive for coronavirus. Recently, Von Miller, who plays for Denver Broncos, has also confirmed he has tested positive for COVID-19.
However, the case with Dolson is a surprising one as she has been the spotlight after saying that her entire family has also tested positive for COVID-19 last month. That is such devasting news for her and everyone else keen to see how she copes with this virus.
Dolson was being interviewed on ESPN’s draft coverage when she opened about how the virus has affected her and the entire family. She confirmed that there were no severe cases except for her mother, who had to be rushed to the hospital. She went on to add that everybody is recuperating well, and according to her, everyone is in good health now.
She was asked when the virus hit her family and decided to walk her viewers and listeners how it all happened. Dolson said that her family contracted COVID-19 last month, and her mother showed severe symptoms of pneumonia, and she had to spend about four days on the hospital bed. Dolson’s mother is a fighter, and with the help of a team of healthcare workers, she was able to come out strong, and she’s resting at home and feeling healthy.
It seems this virus doesn’t care who you’re or where you rank. Dolson is not the only confirmed case of COVID-19 from WNBA. Sydney Wiese, a guard at the Los Angeles Sparks, has also contracted the deadly virus.
Dolson is not much worried about her condition as long as everyone out there is safe and taking care of themselves like she is doing. She can’t wait when she fully recovers from COVID-19, even with the world death toll surpassing 150, 000 with the USA being the hardest-hit country with over 38,000 deaths, followed by Italy with over 23,000 deaths.
Dolson started playing for Connecticut from 2010-2014 before she decided to begin her WNBA career with the Washington Mystics from 2014- 2016. She is now playing for Chicago Sky, which has been her home for the last three years since she joined them in 2017.
We hope that she will recover just like the other day when he heard that Daniele Rugani and teammate Blaise Matuidi, who both are Juventus players have also fully recovered and tested negative for COVID-19.
Dolson is now holed up at her residence in New York, which has had a considerable share of death totaling more than 10,000. Nobody knows about the seriousness of her symptoms, but her coach James Wade has released a hopeful message that he has discussed with her about the available treatment options.