Another Celtic has tested positive for COVID and landed in the league’s protocol, the Celtics have confirmed.
“Celtics forward Al Horford has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation,” the Celtics announced Tuesday. “Further updates will be provided as appropriate.”
Horford is the second Celtic to test positive for the coronavirus this training camp, joining Jaylen Brown.
The 35-year-old’s positive test likely ends his preseason, but it could also put his status for the team’s season opener in jeopardy, as the C’s are just eight days away from their Opening Night head-to-head with the Knicks.
Acquired from the Thunder in exchange for Kemba Walker and a pick swap, Horford is in town for his second run with the Celtics after averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 28 appearances for Oklahoma City in 2020-21.
Horford, who first joined the Celtics in 2016 on a max contract and left for a big-money deal with the 76ers in 2019, was an All-Star and captured NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors with the C’s in 2018.