Aaron Craft Gives an Update on His Coronavirus Quarantine in Italy, Offers Empathy to Players Affected by Cancellations

By Kevin Harrish on March 16, 2020 at 12:47 pm
Aaron Craft

In the midst of the global coronavirus update, Aaron Craft is near the epicenter.

Craft is currently living in Trento, Italy along with his wife and son, about 2.5 hours from the Lombardy region, which has become the center of the virus outbreak in the country.

The former Buckeye took to social media on Monday to provide a quick update on his life during the quarantine.

Craft said the situation has progressively gotten worse over the past few weeks starting with postponing games, canceling all team-related activities, and then the nation-wide lockdown and travel restrictions.

"With all that being said, we're doing well," Craft said. "We're doing fine. Not that we haven't had our moments of panic, but we plan on staying here and riding this thing out."

The former Buckeye also took the time to express his empathy for the players affected by the sports cancellations, particularly the players who saw their final seasons cut short. Craft was also in his final season of basketball, and it's looking unlikely that he'll get to finish it the way he expected.

"I understand how you're feeling," Craft said. "I planned on this being my last season of basketball and I thought I had 11 games left to really finish strong. However, it's not really looking like I'm going to get the opportunity to end it how I hope."

Craft plans to return to Columbus and begin medical school in the fall. But for now, he remains in lockdown in Trento, Italy.

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