Raptors’ Chris Boucher apologizes for breaking self-quarantine

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Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher issued an apology on social media Monday for breaking his self-quarantine.

The 27-year-old was spotted at a Loblaws in downtown Toronto last week.

“A few days ago, I broke our team mandated self-quarantine,” Boucher wrote on his Instagram story. “I want to apologize to the city of Toronto, our fans and the Raptors organization.

“While I have tested negative for COVID-19, it was never my intention to endanger our community — I recognize my mistake and have remained self-quarantined since. Let’s stay safe Toronto.”

Boucher, along with all Raptors players and staff that were tested for coronavirus, tested negative. The team played in Utah on March 9, with Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell later testing positive for the novel coronavirus.

On the court, Boucher has taken on a bigger role for the Raptors due to the club’s injury woes in 2019-20. He has appeared in a career-best 55 contests, averaging 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and one block per game.

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