Brooklyn Nets' Mirza Teletovic out for season with blood clots in lungs

Brooklyn's Mirza Teletovic expected to miss rest of the season after being diagnosed with blood clots in lungs

Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs following Thursday night's loss to the Clippers, 123-84, at Staples Center.

Teletovic played eight minutes off the bench for Brooklyn before asking to be pulled out of the game because he was suffering from shortness of breath, according to the New York Daily News. He was 0 for 3 from the field with one rebound and one assist.

"He came to the bench and said something was wrong with him," Brooklyn Coach Lionel Hollins said. "So he asked me to take him out."

Teletovic, 29, was given blood thinners at the hospital and was not able to travel with the team.

"I had a small problem, but now everything is OK," the 29-year-old Bosnian tweeted Thursday. "Thx all fans from Bosnia, Spain and USA for support."

The 6-foot-9, 242-pound power forward was averaging 8.9 points with 4.9 rebounds per game. Teletovic, playing in his third NBA campaign, is set to beome a free agent following the season.

The Nets (18-25) play the Jazz (15-28) in Utah on Saturday.

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