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Report: Jayson Tatum Tests Positive For COVID-19, Celtics Injury List Grows

BOSTON (CBS) -- Celtics star Jayson Tatum is now the latest NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus, and Boston's roster may be thin for the foreseeable future due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.

On Saturday morning, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that Tatum is expected to quarantine and miss 10-14 days due to COVID-19 safety protocol.  But late Saturday afternoon, The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn reported that Tatum has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Washburn's report, Tatum was immediately placed in quarantine and the Celtics canceled their scheduled practice for Saturday. They also closed their practice facility to members of the organization because of coronavirus restrictions.

On Friday night, Tatum had 32 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 116-107 for their fourth straight win.

Robert Williams reportedly testing positive for COVID-19 before Friday's game, and Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams were out due to contact tracing. All three face a seven-day quarantine.

The Celtics are still scheduled to play the Miami Heat on Sunday night at TD Garden, but the team announced Saturday via their injury report that three more players - Jaylen Brown, Semi Ojeleye and Javonte Green - are now questionable due to the NBA's healthy and safety protocol.

Kemba Walker and Romeo Langford were also listed as out due to injuries.

With the recent announcement, the Celtics may have as few as eight active players available for Sunday's game, the bare minimum allowed. The remaining players available are guards Marcus Smart, Jeff Teague, Payton Pritchard, Carsen Edwards, Tremont Waters and Aaron Nesmith, along with two big men in Daniel Theis and Tacko Fall.

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