Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic has been cleared for basketball-related activities and practiced in full, the team announced today.
Teletovic left a January 22nd game against the Los Angeles Clippers with shortness of breath, and was diagnosed with a bilateral pulmonary embolus, otherwise known as blood clots in his lungs.
The team ruled Teletovic out for the rest of the season following the treatment, which requires the player to go on blood thinners. But Teletovic’s most recent blood work came back normal, according to the team.
“Over the last three months, Mirza has been closely monitored on blood thinners and follow-up testing has met our expectations,” Nets team doctor Michael Farber said in a prepared statement.
Teletovic has been listed as “OUT” until further notice, but added that the team would update his status as appropriate, which could indicate a return during the team’s first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks.
Teletovic has stuck around with the team since the initial diagnosis, coming to team practices and showing up for home games. In 40 games this season prior to the injury, Teletovic averaged 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Teletovic had shot 32.1 percent from three-point range on the season, well below his 39 percent clip a year earlier, partially due to the blood clots.