The Brooklyn Nets' Mirza Teletovic is out for the season after it was discovered he has multiple blood clots in his lungs.
Nets forward Mirza Teletovic will be out for the season after being diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in the lungs), the team announced on Friday.
Teletovic was removed from Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after experiencing shortness of breath.
Following the game Nets coach Lionel Hollins, in quotes reported by the New York Post, said: "He told me he wasn't feeling well, and that's all I know.
"He came to the bench and said something was wrong with him, so he asked me to take him out."
The Nets acted quickly and took him to hospital at half-time. According to the Nets' press release he underwent a series of tests, including a CT scan.
He will remain in the Los Angeles hospital to begin treatment.
Teletovic needs blood thinners to be administered to him, which will force him to sit out the rest of the season.
In 40 games this season, he has averaged 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.3 minutes per game.