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Jayson Tatum says COVID-19 has 'messed with his breathing a bit'

Jayson Tatum says COVID-19 has 'messed with his breathing a bit'

Jayson Tatum told reporters on Tuesday that contracting COVID-19 has since "messed with his breathing a bit and there have been some games where he has gotten fatigued quicker running up and down the floor."

Source: Jared Weiss/The Athletic

ANALYSIS: "It's gotten better since the first game I played, but I'm still dealing with it from time to time," Tatum added. 

The young star tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 9, and dealt with the mental and physical toll of the virus during his quarantine. Tatum is averaging 25.6 points per game for the 13-13 Celtics, but scored just six in a 104-91 loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

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