Former Baylor Lady Bear Kalani Brown tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 12:23 PM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 13:23:46-04

Atlanta Dream center and former Baylor Lady Bear Kalani Brown has tested positive for COVID-19.

The basketball player tested positive for the COVID-19 virus during the initial quarantine period after the team traveled to Florida, according to a press release.

She is in self-isolation off of the IMG Academy property under the care of physicians. Brown will miss the start of the 2020 season.

“On Thursday, July 9th I tested positive for COVID-19, four days after arriving at IMG and while in quarantine in preparation to play this WNBA season,” Brown said. “While I am feeling better now, my symptoms have been challenging, ranging from headache, to sore throat, chills/shivers, body aches, muscle aches, fatigue, difficulties with taste, and shortness of breath.

“I am still quarantined and unfortunately will be missing the start of season as I continue to fight this virus and hopefully fully recover. I am really looking forward to my first season with the Atlanta Dream, and cannot wait to join my teammates on the court once my health allows me to.”

"The safety and health of Brown is the highest priority to the organization and the team looks forward to her rejoining the active roster when it is safe for her to do so," the statement said.