Sky guard Sydney Colson says she tested positive for COVID-19

Colson announced her positive test result Saturday on Twitter.

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Sydney Colson said she tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Sky guard Sydney Colson revealed Saturday on Twitter that she has tested positive for the coronavirus.

‘‘I do the least and tested positive so I’m tryna see how folks who do the mooost are out here partying and feelin grand,’’ Colson tweeted.

Colson — the second Sky player known to have contracted the virus after center Stefanie Dolson, who announced she had recovered from it in April — had been quarantining in her native Houston leading up to this season. Texas has seen a surge in cases in the last two weeks, leading state officials to tighten restrictions again Friday.

The Sky welcomed back their out-of-market players this past week to undergo physicals and begin individual workouts at Sachs Recreation Center, the team’s practice facility in Deerfield, as they prepare for the upcoming WNBA season. Players have to go through three rounds of COVID-19 testing in the next few weeks as part of the WNBA’s preliminary screening process before they can travel to Bradenton, Florida, where training camps and the abbreviated 22-game season are expected to take place starting next month.

Colson’s positive test result means she has to self-isolate and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s protocol. She won’t be able to travel to Florida until she has two negative test results, ESPN reported.

The Sky signed Colson in February to be point guard Courtney Vandersloot’s backup. Colson, who is entering her seventh season in the WNBA, averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 assists last season with the Las Vegas Aces.

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