Former Guardian of the Golden State Warriors, Nico Mannion, is said to be making full recovery after contracting a mysterious infection overseas. The good news is the 20-year-old is back on track after losing nearly 20 pounds from the virus.
This update comes via The Athletic’s Anthony Slater:
“Former warriors’ guard Nico Mannion contracted a serious intestinal infection overseas but made a full recovery under the care of Italian specialists at Sant’Orsola Hospital in Bologna, according to a source. He regained 17 of the pounds lost from the infection and started individual training.
Mannion recently hit the headlines when news broke of the serious infection he contracted. A photo of the ex-Warriors rookie made the rounds on social media and it was shockingly clear that Mannion had lost weight due to the illness:
No, Photoshop isn’t. It’s Nico Mannion a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/ElLHfac2vW
– Marco Pagliariccio (@loupaya) September 6, 2021
It’s great to hear that Mannion is now on the road to recovery and that he was quickly able to regain all of the weight he lost. We wish him all the best.
Mannion split from the Warriors this summer after the Dubs opted not to extend their contract for the 2021-22 season. He couldn’t secure a deal with any other team in the NBA, which prompted him to try his luck overseas. Shortly after the agency’s window was closed, Mannion signed a two-year contract with Italian outfit Virtus Bologna. The former Arizona standout was born in Italy so this is a homecoming for him.
Mannion, a second-round pick for the Warriors, played 30 games last season averaging 4.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 12.1 minutes per game.