Brooklyn NetsGuard Kyrie Irving has entered the NBA’s coronavirus-related health and safety protocols immediately following his return to the team.

On Saturday, Irving and Kevin Durant joined the team’s seven current players in protocols. reported.

Nets only had announced on Friday its decision to have Irving re-join the team for games and practices he’s eligible to participate in.

Irving was a problem for the organization, so they had already decided not to have him on their team. refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. New York City’s vaccine mandate prohibits Irving from playing home games or practicing in public venues.

It is not immediately clear whether Irving entered the league’s health and safety protocols on Saturday due to testing positive for the coronavirus.

You could either have returned a positive COVID-19 or inconclusive COVID-19 test, or you may have been in close contact with someone who had tested positive. according toNew York Daily News

The New York Times allows players to leave protocol after being in isolation for 10 days. Players may also return more than one positive test result during a specific time period. reported.

The Nets didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Initially, Nets had announced in OctoberIrving said that he would not be allowed to play until he was a fully participating member of the team. But the organization reversed its decision in Friday’s statement announcing Irving’s return.

“We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players and after careful consideration of our current circumstances, including players missing games due to injuries and health and safety protocols,” read the statement released by the team’s general manager Sean Marks.


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