Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, the first NBA player to test positive for Covid-19, told the French sports publication L’Equipe that he still has not recovered from the virus.
When speaking with the French sports publication, Gobert revealed that his senses haven’t fully recovered saying, “The taste has returned, but the smell is still not 100%. I can smell the smells, but not from afar. I spoke to specialists, who told me that it could take up to a year.”
Some context: The 28-year-old faced backlash after he touched every microphone during a press conference while discussing the pandemic, just days before testing positive.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the decision to suspend the season on March 11 after the Frenchman’s positive diagnosis.
Gobert plans to join the Jazz in Orlando when the NBA season returns on July 30.