Evan Fournier experiencing concussion-like symptoms after COVID-19

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Last night, after the Celtics' tough loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Evan Fournier spoke to the media about his recent return from being in the NBA's Health and Safety Protocols after contracting the Coronavirus.

While some fans will inevitably chalk up Fournier's comments to "excuses," I think it's safe to say that this is a serious matter, and I do feel for Fournier. This NBA season is more so "The Pandemic Season" than last year, as so many players have missed time either from contact tracing or by contracting the virus themselves. Jayson Tatum spoke earlier in the season about how he now uses an inhaler before games now for the first time in his life due to his own battle against the Coronavirus, so it sucks to hear that Fournier is still struggling to overcome the virus' impact himself.

FWIW, Fournier had his best game since returning from Health and Safety Protocols last night, as he scored 21 points on 8-10 shooting from the field. Here's to hoping that he's starting to overcome the effects he described last night, not only for the team's sake, but most importantly for his own personal well-being.