Lakers still gathering information on Brandon Ingram’s condition
The Los Angeles Lakers are still gathering information on small forward Brandon Ingram’s condition and determining the best course of treatment, according to Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group.
Ingram will miss the rest of the season with a Deep Vein Thrombosis in his right arm.
Brandon Ingram will not be available to speak to the media tonight. My understanding is the Lakers are still gathering information on his condition and determining the course of treatment.
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) March 10, 2019
DVT is a blood clot, usually treated by blood thinners.
This is a very serious situation, one which the Lakers have to tread carefully with moving forward. The blood clot in Brandon Ingram’s arm is a condition seen more often in baseball players, specifically pitchers.
Basketball is the very last thing Ingram should be focusing on right now. The talented swingman should be with his family during this tough time so he can have a good support system around him.
It’s really good this condition was caught early for Ingram, who is just 21 years old. If he is forced to use blood thinners, Ingram will have to leave basketball behind until he’s off them. Players aren’t allowed to play while using blood thinners.
This season, Ingram averaged 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for the Lakers while shooting 49.7 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free-throw line.