Bones Hyland placed in health and safety protocol for second time

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Denver Nuggets rookie Bones Hyland on Thursday was reportedly among three players placed into the NBA’s health and safety protocol, according to Mike Singer of the Denver Post.

Hyland joined Jeff Green and Zeke Nnaji on the injury report on Thursday while head coach Michael Malone and two assistant coaches were also placed into the protocol. It is the second time that Hyland has entered the protocol this month.

The 26th pick first joined the protocol on Dec. 1 due to contact tracing and was eventually cleared to return on Dec. 8. He described the process as chaotic after having to spend his seven-day isolation in a hotel room in Orlando. He will now be forced to go through it once again.

The Nuggets have just seven players available entering play on Thursday versus the Golden State Warriors because of injuries and the protocol. The contest is in jeopardy as the team must have at least eight players available to suit up.

Players and coaches entered into the health and safety protocol that are vaccinated can now be cleared to return after six days, compared to the previous 10-day isolation period. Individuals can still be cleared sooner if they return two negative PCR tests at least 24 hours apart.

Over 200 players have entered the health and safety protocol in the month of December alone as 10 games have been postponed as a result. Teams have called up over 80 players from the NBA G League to replace those in the protocol.

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