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Asia Durr cleared to play after missing two WNBA seasons due to COVID


New York Liberty guard Asia Durr has officially been cleared to return to basketball after missing the previous two seasons due to COVID-19.

“When you play in the WNBA you have to go through certain testing after positive COVID. You have to go through cardiac testing, like everything to make sure your heart has no damage from having COVID,” Durr said over Instagram Live. “So I went through all of that testing and guys, guess what? I have been cleared to play basketball again!”

Durr later posted the news in a statement to social media.

“I have officially been cleared to return to basketball,” she wrote. “This will be a day in and day out grind. I’m so ready and dedicated to the process.”

She then thanked her “close ones” for being with her through the past two seasons, saying “it’s been a crazy journey.”

Durr missed the 2020 “wubble” season due to having COVID-19 and subsequently missed the 2021 season with “long-hauler” symptoms — meaning that she dealt with symptoms long after her initial diagnosis.

In January, Durr tweeted about her progress, calling it “slow” and “incremental.”

It’s unclear what this means for Durr’s future in the WNBA. The guard is still under contract with the Liberty for next season after being drafted by the team in the 2019 WNBA draft at No. 2 overall.