Patrick Ewing Back Home After COVID-19 Hospitalization, Son Says

John Healy
May 25, 2020 - 1:12 pm

Some good news regarding Patrick Ewing: the former Knicks great and Hall of Famer is back home after being hospitalized with COVID-19 last week.

Ewing’s son, Patrick Ewing Jr., delivered the news via Twitter on Monday afternoon with a statement that his father was home and getting better.

“I want to thank all of the doctors and hospital staff for taking care of my father during his stay, as well as everyone who has reached out with thoughts and prayers to us and since his diagnosis,” Ewing Jr. said. “My father is now home and getting better. We’ll continue to watch his symptoms and follow the CDC guidelines. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and protect yourselves and your loved ones.”

Ewing, 57, announced on Friday in a tweet that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and attached a statement from the Georgetown athletic department – where Ewing is the head basketball coach – that said he was being cared for at a local hospital.

The statement added that Ewing was the only member of the Georgetown men’s basketball program to test positive for the virus.

It’s unclear if Ewing was hospitalized on Friday or earlier, but his release is certainly encouraging news.

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