Raptors Jack Armstrong tests positive for COVID

There will be no Get That Garbage Outta Here! on TSN’s Toronto Raptors airing Monday night.

Raptors color commentator Jack Armstrong announced he tested positive for COVID-19 and will be self-isolating during Toronto’s 7:30 p.m. ET game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Armstrong said he found out Monday morning in New York that he had tested positive for the virus, but was feeling well, having been fully vaccinated and strengthened against COVID-19.

The Raptors will be without their two regular TSN broadcasters with Armstrong and Toronto play-by-play broadcaster Matt Devlin having tested positive for COVID-19. Devlin announced his positive test Feb. 25 ahead of Toronto’s game at Charlotte.

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Paul Jones replaced Devlin as team commentator for Toronto’s last two games. TSN has yet to announce who will replace Armstrong in the booth, however, Leo Rautins was nominated for the job when Armstrong was forced into self-isolation following possible close contact with a positive case earlier in the year. the year.

The Raptors haven’t had a player on a COVID-19 contract since early January. Before that, almost the entire roster went into health and safety protocols during a virus outbreak within the team.

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