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Patrick Ewing Tests Positive For Covid-19

Hospitalized Hoya legend says “I’ll be fine”

Georgetown Introduce Patrick Ewing
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05: NBA Hall of Famer and former Georgetown Hoyas player Patrick Ewing is introduced as the Georgetown Hoyas’ new head basketball coach at John Thompson Jr. Athletic Center on April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Georgetown coach and legend Patrick Ewing has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

He’s currently in isolation at a hospital, presumably in the DC area, and we’re sure he’s getting excellent care.

Ewing said this on his Twitter account: “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. I’ll be fine and we will all get through this.”

We wouldn’t want to see anyone get a positive diagnosis of course, but in Ewing’s case, he’s been under intense stress since this past season. He’s seen multiple transfers topped off by the recent defection of star guard Mac McClung, and it’s hard to imagine that that stress hasn’t taken a toll on his immune system. We certainly hope he bounces back and has many more good years.