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Liberty’s Asia Durr Likely to Miss 2021 Season Due to COVID-19


After missing the 2020 “wubble” season due to COVID-19, New York Liberty guard Asia Durr is likely to continue to miss time. 

The No. 2 pick of the 2019 draft, she was included on the Liberty’s training camp roster. However, coach Walt Hopkins said in a press conference Monday that Durr’s return is far from guaranteed.

“Asia’s going to be a situation where I don’t know that we’re going to get to see her this year because she’s still battling with so much,” coach Walt Hopkins said Monday. “I think it’s at this point a possibility, but it’s a very low probability. She’s just had an extraordinary amount of things that she’s had to fight through. And so we’re doing everything that we can to support her, and as those updates become available, we’ll definitely let you guys know.” 

The 24-year-old tested positive June 8, 2020 and was later classified as a “long hauler,” someone who continues to have symptoms months after their initial diagnosis. 

She made headlines in January after appearing on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” to describe her situation, saying she had thrown up blood after first contracting Covid and still had days when she couldn’t get out of bed.

She tweeted on January 26th that she was working to be back for the upcoming season but that progress was “slow” and “incremental.”