Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic has been ruled out for the season by the team after being diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus, or multiple blood clots in the lungs, the team announced today.
Nets general manager Billy King released this statement:
Billy King releases statement on Mirza Teletovic: pic.twitter.com/mtQaxulMcH
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Teletovic was removed from Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers with shortness of breath and treated at a local hospital. He was then released and seen by at least one reporter in the team hotel in good spirits.
Teletovic will stay in Los Angeles to undergo further testing and begin treatment for the clots, which includes blood thinners. The nature of the blood thinners is what rules Teletovic out for the season, according to the team. He will return to Brooklyn once he is cleared for travel. Teletovic is a free agent after this season.
From The Brooklyn Game, best wishes to Teletovic on a full and speedy recovery.