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February 13, 2015 Updates

Once he settled into the swing of the season, he encountered challenges adjusting to the time difference. He grew up in Bosnia and played six years in Spain before joining the Nets. Evening in the United States felt like the middle of the night in Europe. He picked up a new pregame regimen as a result. “I started drinking coffee,” he said. “I didn’t drink it before, but we start the game at 7:30 p.m. and it’s 1:30 a.m. back home. You kind of get sleepy. I drink it before every game, it’s kind of routine. I always take a latte. Here I like white chocolate mocha from Starbucks.” Basketball Insiders

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Dr. Michael Farber, the Nets’ team physician, will continue to examine Teletovic after he returns to the New York area, and while Teletovic will miss the remainder of the season, Farber believes the 29-year old will “make a full recovery.” “Diagnostic testing was arranged and he was then observed until testing showed that he reached the expected therapeutic range,” Farber said. “We are pleased to say that he reports no symptoms at this time… 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. I am really pleased with how Mirza has progressed.” Wall Street Journal

January 28, 2015 Updates

Teletovic was released from the Los Angeles hospital that had treated him for blood clots in his lungs, and is expected to fly home today, the team announced to reporters Wednesday morning. A team official confirmed the report to The Brooklyn Game. Teletovic was checked into a hospital during the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on January 22, later diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus. He has been ruled out for the season. The Brooklyn Game

Devin Kharpertian: Nets release medical update on Mirza Teletovic from team doctor. The important part: “I expect Mirza to make a full recovery." Twitter @uuords

Here is the full statement from the Nets' team doctor: The following is a statement from Brooklyn Nets team physician Dr. Michael Farber: " Mirza was diagnosed with pulmonary embolus on January 22 and started on the appropriate medications for this condition. 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 today." "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. 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." NetsDaily

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After a pulmonary embolism, there is also fear of long-term damage to the heart. According to experts, Teletovic likely will undergo stress tests soon for that reason. Medical experts say even if his bloodwork is normal, Teletovic could be on blood thinners for six months to a year. Teletovic is a restricted free agent this summer, and the Knicks could have a lot of interest in him because of his shooting ability as a 6-foot-9 big man for the triangle. The Nets can match any offer. New York Post

Odds are strong Nets 3-point shooting specialist Mirza Teletovic will recover from his pulmonary embolism and play at some point next season in the NBA. Serena Williams suffered a blood clot in her lungs in 2011 after sleeping in an awkward position on a cross-country flight from JFK to Los Angeles and wound up winning three more U.S. Opens. She still is going strong. But there are no guarantees this doesn’t turn into a career-threatening episode, according to medical experts. New York Post

“It was very shocking,” Joe Johnson said, “because I’ve honestly never heard of athletes, especially when you are working out and training hard every day, catching blood clots. “It’s random and just to hear that and then hear some of the things that he said over the course of the past week of so about how he can’t breathe. … It’s kind of scary.” New York Post

January 24, 2015 Updates

The discovery of Mirza Teletovic’s blood clots, the result of a series of late-night tests at an L.A. hospital, potentially saved the Brooklyn forward’s life. “He could have gotten on the plane and he could have actually died,” coach Lionel Hollins said. New York Daily News

January 23, 2015 Updates

Billy King Statement on Mirza Teletovic: “Our first thoughts are with Mirza and his family. We are very fortunate that our medical staff, along with the ER staff at the California Medical Center in Los Angeles, were able to diagnose the problem. I have visited with Mirza this morning and he is in good spirits as he begins his treatment and recovery. On the basketball side, we will explore all of the options available to us.” NBA.com

Nets forward Mirza Teletovic has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in the lungs), according to the team. Teletovic left last night’s game against the Clippers with shortness of breath, and was taken to a Los Angeles hospital. Tests there revealed the diagnosis. Teletovic will remain hospitalized in Los Angeles, receiving treatment and further testing, and won’t return to New York until he’s cleared to travel. Bergen Record

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