Eric Bledsoe’s Positive COVID Test Isn’t A Concern
Reporters told us what Bucks Twitter knew a few weeks ago. Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19. I talked about it on my podcast yesterday how the sleuths of Bucks Twitter, notably my guy Shaffty, figured this out. I also said that Bledsoe didn’t need to share this information if he chose not to but apparently, he decided that yesterday was the right time. Bledsoe had a positive test that is asymptomatic should not worry Bucks fans. In many ways for Milwaukee, these next eight games that will begin in two weeks are merely tune-ups for the playoffs. Bledsoe can take his time getting back to the organization.
Bledsoe could miss some time to begin the reboot. Unsure when the Bucks point guard will be able to come back and play with the team. If he can return on Monday or Tuesday, there is a chance he is ready for next week. Bledsoe’s positive test was two weeks ago, therefore, he should get tested soon and get ready to head to Orlando. This part of the NBA bubble I’m not well versed in. If you test positive before, do you have to spend more time in quarantine before entering the bubble? These are things still unknown, despite, the NBA doing a damn good job thus far with their testing.
Some might question ‘Is this news?’ I tend to agree with that statement. I don’t think reporting athletes with asymptomatic cases is news. ESPN and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel both have headlines about it, local radio will likely do a segment on it, so, here I am also writing about it. But why should we care that a player tested positive and isn’t going through the symptoms of the virus? For those that are all about the scary nature of the virus, this lessens the worry about positive tests in my mind. The stories that should be covered are Freddie Freeman, or that despite being asymptomatic, Luis Urias can’t get back-to-back negative tests. These are stories worth chasing, but any COVID-19 news means clicks and attention.
Bledsoe should be back at some point. Hopefully, it is sooner rather than later. But Milwaukee doesn’t need him until mid-August. Hell, maybe even late August. Hope Bled is doing alright and is ready to win a championship.