Patrick Ewing out of the hospital after being treated for coronavirus
Patrick Ewing is getting the upper hand in his fight against coronavirus.
Three days after the Knicks legend announced he tested positive for COVID-19, his son Patrick Ewing Jr. said Monday the 57-year-old Georgetown coach is out of the hospital.
“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. wrote on Twitter. “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.”
In a statement released by Georgetown on Friday, Ewing said the virus “should not be taken lightly” and said he will “be fine.”
“I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones,” Ewing said in the statement. “Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines.”
Ewing received support from his former teammate Charles Oakley, who in a recent interview with The Post blamed Ewing for the Knicks’ failure against Michael Jordan’s Bulls during the 1993 playoffs.
“I went to war with you for ten years. I won’t leave you on the battlefield now. Get well Patrick. More fights ahead,” Oakley tweeted.
Ewing was an 11-time All-Star with the Knicks during his Hall of Fame career.
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