Mirza Teletovic flies home to New York, is expected to make full recovery

Mirza Teletovic
Mirza Teletovic (AP)

Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to make a full recovery from his diagnosis of pulmonary embolus, according to a statement from Nets team physician Dr. Michael Farber.

The full statement, released by the team Wednesday morning, is as follows:

“Mirza was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus on January 22 and started on the appropriate medications for this condition. Diagnostic testing was arranged and he was then observed until testing showed that he reached the expected therapeutic range. We are pleased to say that he reports no symptoms at this time and that he will be discharged to return home today.”

“This was a true collaborative effort between our medical team and training staff and the local physicians at the Los Angeles hospital where Mirza was treated. I am really pleased with how Mirza has progressed. We will evaluate him upon return, personally review all of the testing he had done, and arrange for further testing if necessary.”

“I expect Mirza to make a full recovery.”

Teletovic was released from the Los Angeles hospital that had treated him for blood clots in his lungs, and is expected to fly home today, the team announced to reporters Wednesday morning. A team official confirmed the report to The Brooklyn Game.

Teletovic was checked into a hospital during the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on January 22, later diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus. He has been ruled out for the season.