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Mirza Teletovic sidelined with pulmonary emboli in both lungs

Mirza Teletovic

Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic has been sidelined due to pulmonary emboli found in both of his lungs, per a medical update posted on the Bucks’ official website.

Teletovic’s condition was discovered when consulting with Bucks team physicians after he experienced unusual fatigue earlier this week. Following a 10-day rest period, Teletovic will begin his supervised rehabilitation program and updates on his condition will be provided when appropriate.

This is the second time in Teletovic’s career that blood clots have been found in his lungs. They were also discovered during the 2014-15 season when he was still with the Brooklyn Nets.

Former Nets trainer Tim Walsh potentially saved Mirza Teletovic’s life by recommending more tests to be done on the big man despite initial results showing no clear sign of trouble. Teletovic was subsequently shut down for the rest of the season upon discovery of those blood clots.

Mirza Teletovic, 32, has played just 10 games for the Bucks this season. He was sidelined in November due to a knee injury and successfully underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair the cartilage in his left knee on Nov. 21.

In his 10 appearances, Teletovic is averaging 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assist in 15.9 minutes per game while shooting 46.7 percent on 3-pointers.