Thirdy Ravena

Thirdy Ravena tests positive for COVID-19

Beatrice Go
Thirdy Ravena tests positive for COVID-19

RECOVERING. Thirdy Ravena will miss games with the San-en NeoPhoenix once again.

Photo by B. LEAGUE

Thirdy Ravena is currently receiving medical attention after showing COVID-19 symptoms

San-en NeoPhoenix announced on Friday, November 27 that Filipino import Thirdy Ravena tested positive for COV1D-19 in Toyohashi, Japan.

According to the team statement, Ravena returned with a positive result after he exhibited symptoms of sore throat, malaise, and his body temperature rose to 38.2 degrees on Thursday, November 26.

“Today, we were reported that Ravena tested positive for COVID-19 from the medical institution,” read the statement translated to English.

The team also updated that at 10 am (9 am, Manila time), the Filipino standout’s fever went down to 36.9 degrees, while his sore throat subsided and his sense of taste and smell became normal.

Ravena is currently receiving medical treatment in isolation and as of 6 pm (5 pm, Manila time), no one in the San-en staff and players have shown any symptoms.

The statement also revealed the team, including Ravena, had their mandatory routine testing on Monday, November 23 and returned with negative results the following day.

The Filipino will not see action in San-en’s B. League games that will resume on Wednesday, December 2 against the Shimane Susanoo Magic, as he will need to undergo quarantine and return with a negative swab test. (SCHEDULE: Thirdy Ravena’s San-en Neophoenix games in Japan B. League)

Ravena made his professional debut last November 7 against Shimane, where he copped a win with San-en. (FAST FACTS: Thirdy Ravena’s historic stint in the Japan B. League)

However, NeoPhoenix lost 3 straight games and is now at the bottom of the standings with a 2-13 card. –

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.