The University of South Carolina coach Frank Martin just revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus last month … but luckily he says he didn’t have to be hospitalized. The Gamecocks coach says he took the test before knee surgery on May 8 … and 2 days later he discovered he had COVID-19. ” I was shocked; I had no symptoms other than feeling a little tired, and immediately quarantined myself, “said Martin in a statement on Tuesday. “My immediate concern was for my family, with whom I have been daily since mid-March, and if I had infected them; would they develop symptoms, should they be hospitalized; the overwhelming anxiety, guilt and anguish that I have been overwhelming. “ Martin says he fortunately did not give the virus to family members … and on May 23, his second test came back negative. “I am in awe of the medical professionals and first responders who continue to courageously fight Coronavirius every day and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.” “We have a responsibility to protect ourselves, to help each other and to take care of each other. Continue to learn about this virus, follow the advice of healthcare professionals, and do what we can to prevent it from spreading. “ Martin – who led the Cocks to an appearance in the Final Four 2017 – calls on everyone to remain patient while the country fights against the virus. Martin joins a list of sports figures who have treated with virus … Including Sean Payton, Von miller, Patrick Ewing and Kevin Durant.
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