The situation of Andrew Wiggins and the vaccination against Covid-19 begins to worry the Golden State Warriors. Although the NBA will not force its players to be vaccinated, the regulations of some states and cities do make a complete vaccination schedule mandatory to access sports venues, so those who belong to franchises located in these places will need the vaccine to continue working normally. And one of these cities is San Francisco.
While this rule does not apply to visiting players, Kerr’s squad must have received their fixes in order to play at the Chase Center. Still, Wiggins continues to refuse to get vaccinated, and even the fact that he was forced to lose $ 350,000 for every game he doesn’t play seems to convince him. According to Rusty Simmons, a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors have put him in contact with a doctor who specializes in treating people with doubts about vaccines, but this time has not changed the player’s opinion.
Still, there could be a way to resolve this situation. According to Simmons himself, the NBA is considering the possibility of granting Wiggins an exemption for religious reasons, which could be the way to get the forward to play without receiving the vaccine.
“We are working on the issue of exemptions for religious reasons,” they say from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. “We are talking to many businesses and the entertainment world to see what our next steps are in this regard. We will offer more information on this topic soon ”.
It will be interesting to see how the situation evolves and what decision Golden State makes if there is ultimately no way for Wiggins to access the venue. After all, we talked about the player missing 41 regular season games, something that might not sit well with the franchise.
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