Katie Lou Samuelson, a member of the US Olympic 3x3 women’s basketball team, will not be able to compete in the Tokyo Games after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
"I am devastated to share that after getting sick with COVID-19, I will not be able to go and compete in Tokyo," Samuelson stated on her Instagram account.
Samuelson says she is “heartbroken” as she was fully vaccinated.
Samuelson, who plays professionally with the WNBA's Seattle Storm, has had her roster spot filled by Jackie Young.
USA Basketball tweeted, "Our hearts are broken for Lou. We thank her for her endless commitment to building up USA Basketball 3x3 & we will miss her dearly in Tokyo."