Charles Barkley self-quarantines on fears he contracted coronavirus; may have infected L.A. Angels team

Charles Barkley, Joe Maddon
Tempe, AZ: Charles Barkley hugs up on Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon at the team’s training camp on March 2, 2020. Barkley may have contracted the coronavirus, and is awaiting test results. Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times
Former NBA superstar Charles Barkley announced the other day that he may have contracted the coronavirus while on a trip to New York.

Barkley has since self-isolated as he awaits coronavirus test results. Before self-quarantining, Barkley may have unwittingly infected members of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.

According to ESPN, Barkley went to the Angels’ training camp a few weeks ago, and there are fears that if he has the virus, he may have been contagious during that time.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler told ESPN on Friday the team was aware of Barkley’s situation, “It was March 2 and to this point none of our players or staff have reported any fever or symptoms associated with the virus,” Eppler said.

“We will await further instructions from the CDC and Major League Baseball.”

MLB postponed opening day as the nation comes to terms with the coronavirus health emergency. Nearly all sports leagues have also suspended or cancelled their seasons.

Stacey Mickles

Stacey Mickles is a native of Birmingham, AL and has worked as a lifestyle reporter and sports writer over the years.

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