Brooklyn Nets F Mirza Teletovic diagnosed with blood clots in lungs

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic (33) advances past Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Chicago.

LOS ANGELES (WABC) -- Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is done for the season after being taken to a local Los Angeles hospital during halftime of Thursday night's game against the Clippers.

Teletovic apparently experienced shortness of breath during the first half.

Following a series of tests, including a CT scan, Teletovic was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in the lungs).

He will remain hospitalized in Los Angeles to undergo further diagnostic testing and to begin treatment, which includes blood thinners being administered.

Due to the nature of blood thinners, Teletovic will be unable to play for the remainder of the season.

Once he is cleared for travel, he will return to Brooklyn.

Further updates on his condition will be provided as 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.