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Report: Mirza Teletovic Facing Extended Absence

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Milwaukee’s backup power forward first underwent knee surgery back on November 21st

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Mirza Teletovic, the 3-point slinger for the Milwaukee Bucks who has missed the last month or so with a knee issue, is reportedly suffering from a more serious health condition. The Bucks announced today that he is facing a pulmonary embolism that will keep him sidelined for the time-being. Following a 10-day rest period, he will begin rehabilitation for the co

Teletovic underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee back on November 21st and was expected to be sidelined for around four weeks. That would’ve placed his return approximately a week from now, but it’s unclear whether this lingering blood clot problem could threaten his season or, more disturbingly, his career.

Teletovic faced a pulmonary embolism back in early 2015 with the Nets when doctors discovered blood clots on his lungs. Apparently he’s facing that same issue now, as first reported by a Bosnian news source. Blood clots can be a common issue following surgeries, often caused by prolonged immobility. While precautions are taken to prevent them, Teletovic unfortunately is facing the same issue that ended Chris Bosh’s career in his tracks. Teletovic is nowhere near that high profile, but his absence would mean Milwaukee’s power forward spot looks a little barren until Jabari Parker returns.

Most importantly though, let’s send our best wishes to Telly and hope for a safe recovery. Basketball will always take a backseat to health.