It was just announced on the pregame show. Dave D has the report:
The Nets’ bleak medical condition actually managed to get worse Saturday.
Chris Douglas-Roberts has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, Nets president Rod Thorn revealed in a statement Saturday afternoon.
The second-year wing has experienced flu-like symptoms since Thursday morning and was immediately quarantined, as per the precautionary measures mandated by the NBA.
Douglas-Roberts is believed to be the first player in the league to confirm publicly that he is suffering from the so-called “swine flu,” and it is unknown whether he received a vaccine prior to contracting it.
So CDR is the first player in the league to have contracted H1N1, and he will probably be out a little longer, because NBA officials are going to want to guarantee that he is 100% before putting him back out there.
Tonights starting lineup has been announced as well:
- Rafer Alston
- Trenton Hassell
- Bobby Simmons
- Josh Boone
- Brook Lopez
Najera and Williams are going to be coming off the bench since they will be realistically backing up guys at multiple positions. This one could get ugly.