The Brooklyn Nets released a medical update on Mirza Teletovic on Wednesday morning. Nets team physician Dr. Michael Farber said, “I expect Mirza to make a full recovery.”
This is tremendous news as Teletovic had to leave last Thursday’s game at the Los Angeles Clippers after experiencing shortness of breath. He was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs the next day and would be kept in a Los Angeles hospital until he was cleared to travel back to Brooklyn. Due to the use of blood thinners to treat the condition, Teletovic was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Dr. Farber said in a statement: “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.”
In 40 games this season, Teletovic posted averages of 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.3 minutes per game. Over 165 career games (11 starts), the third-year pro holds averages of 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 16.9 minutes per game.