Affected by the coronavirus shortly after his arrival in Boston, Evan Fournier, the back of the Celtics, gradually finds his marks on the floors in the NBA and learns to deal with the after-effects of the disease.
Complicated season for Evan Fournier. At the end of the contract at the end of the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Frenchman had been transferred by the Orlando Magic at the end of March. Arrived in Boston during the “trade deadline”, the back has since seen his debut with the Celtics be slowed down because of the coronavirus. Absent a little more than two weeks in April, Fournier gradually regained his sensations, but above all had to learn to manage the sequelae linked to covid-19.
” To be honest, I felt really weird. My idea was not to talk about it anymore because it could help. But I felt like I had a concussion. It is a little better, but at first I was embarrassed by the bright lights. My vision was blurry. Everything was going too fast for me and it still is. I really have trouble concentrating. My depth perception is bad right now, but I saw a specialist who gave me exercises to do “, Admitted the French, during an interview with ESPN.
” This is the trick. With this covid, doctors, like everyone else, don’t know much. It’s new. Obviously, a third of infected people have the same symptoms as me afterwards. I am not an isolated case. Some people lose their taste and smell, it’s my awareness. But it will get better, says Fournier, optimistic in spite of everything for the future. After that, I can’t miss games or training just because mentally I’m not well. If I’m physically ready, then I have to play. “
Following his return, after five games far from the level of the new number 94 of the Boston Celtics, the latter showed a much better face, despite the defeat of his family against Portland (119-129), with 21 points on the clock, at 8 out of 10 on shots, including 5 out of 7 with three points. A contribution far from being useless to his franchise, currently in the fight for a direct qualification for the playoffs.