Brandon Ingram’s likelihood of a full recovery with Lakers is in the high 90s percent-wise
A hemotologist says Los Angeles Lakers small forward Brandon Ingram’s likelihood of a full recovery is in the high 90s percent-wise, according to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times.
Ingram underwent successful thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right arm on Saturday. The swingman is expected to be 100 percent in roughly three to four months.
Spoke to a hemotologist who said Ingram’s likelihood of a full recovery is in the high 90s percent-wise since his issue was structural. BI’s agent Jeff Schwartz said, “This is the best set of facts you could have with a clot.“ He’ll be pretty much recovered in 3-4 months.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 16, 2019
This is the best news that Brandon Ingram and the Lakers could have hoped for.
Because the NBA doesn’t allow players to play on blood thinners, some thought Ingram’s NBA career was going to be over — similar to how Chris Bosh had to retire prematurely.
However, since the blood clot was caught so early, Ingram was able to get the surgery done and he will be able to continue this basketball career.
Ingram, who is only 21, averaged 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Lakers this season while shooting 49.7 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free-throw line.
The Lakers are expected to try and trade for New Orleans Pelicans superstar power forward Anthony Davis in the summer again. LA included Ingram in the Davis trade package in February. We’ll see if that’s the case again in the offseason.