Nets get good news before latest loss
Teletovic Expected to Make “Full Recovery” From Blood Clots
The Nets were in dire need of some good news prior to Wednesday night’s game in Atlanta, where they ultimately suffered their 11th loss in 13 games, a 113-102 setback to the high-flying Hawks, who notched their 17th consecutive win at Brooklyn’s expense.
They got it in the form of a statement from team physician Michael Farber regarding the medical status of forward Mirza Teletovic, who has been sidelined for the past week and under observation in a Los Angeles hospital with blood clots in his lungs.
“Mirza was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus on January 22 and started on the appropriate medications for this condition,” Farber revealed. “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 [Wednesday].”
“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,” added Farber. “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.”