NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Brooklyn Nets say forward Mirza Teletovic is in a Los Angeles hospital with blood clots in his lungs and will miss the rest of the season.
The 29-year-old player was taken there after he had shortness of breath during Thursday night’s game against the Clippers. He was given blood thinners to reduce the clots and will remain in Los Angeles until he is cleared to travel.READ MORE: 10-Year-Old Boy Found Dead In Harlem, Police Investigating
Because the drugs slow the body’s ability to stop bleeding, Teletovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Javits Center Vaccination Site Now Open 24 Hours
The 6-foot-9 Bosnian is in his third year in the league and is averaging 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds this season.
The Nets (18-25) are currently in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.MORE NEWS: Paramedic Speaks Out About Being Bitten On Face During Routine Call In Brooklyn: 'We Need Better Protection'
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