“I’ve received my COVID-19 test results this morning and they are negative,” the statement reads. “I’d like to thank everyone for reaching out and expressing your concern and support. You all be safe and please take the necessary actions to help ensure your well-being.”
On March 12 Barkley revealed that he had decided to self-isolate and get tested for coronavirus after falling sick.
“I spent the earlier part of the week in New York City. When I got to Atlanta yesterday, I wasn’t feeling well,” Barkley said. “I talked to a couple people at Turner and a couple doctors and they told me to self-quarantine for the next 48 hours. I started yesterday, this is my second day.”
“I haven’t been feeling great and they didn’t want me to take any chances. I went and took the coronavirus test late this afternoon, I have not gotten the results back. So I’m just kinda in limbo right now. I’m really hoping it was just a bug.”
During his self-quarantine, it was reported that Barkley had also spent time at spring training in Arizona where the Los Angeles Angels were practicing.
The Angels haven’t reported any coronavirus cases.