Pastner neither confirmed or denied the report saying, “due to HIPPA I just can’t say anything.”
Tech has played a lot of small ball this season when Wright was in foul trouble or ineffective. The Jackets knocked off Miami in a close game in the third round of the ACC Tournament in a game that Wright only played 25 minutes with seven points and just six rebounds. Tech is 3-1 this season in games where Wright was less effective on offense than normal including the aforementioned Miami game, as well as wins over Wake Forest and North Carolina. The lone loss was a close game to Virginia 57-49 in Atlanta.
Pastner said that the rest of his team was cleared and under the current NCAA rules for the Tournament, there are no contact tracing issues.
If the Jackets advance to the Sweet 16, Wright could play in that round if he has seven clean covid tests in a row.