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Kinston-born, Brandon Ingram has missed his past two games with the LA Lakers due to a sore right shoulder, but after further testing by the team’s medical staff, it was revealed that he has Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in his arm. The diagnosis is caused by a blood clot, frequently accompanied by swelling and pain in the affected limb.
Other star athletes like Chris Bosh and Serena Williams have been given the same diagnosis in recent years. Being what caused Bosh to retire after having blood clotting issues.
Ingram is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Lonzo Ball will also miss the remainder of the season due to a grade 3 ankle sprain and bone bruise from January.
The Lakers have one more month left in the regular season and aren’t looking like they’ll make the playoffs.
OFFICIAL: Brandon Ingram, who has missed two games due to a sore right shoulder, underwent further testing yesterday which revealed a Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in his arm.
Ingram is expected to miss the remainder of the season.https://t.co/fNr8DwUbrb
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 9, 2019
Written by Clarke Jones