Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic has been sidelined with a blockage in his lungs for the second time in his five-year NBA career, the team announced Thursday.
Teletovic, who has missed the past 16 games because of a knee injury, was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism in both lungs. Pulmonary embolism is when there’s a blockage of a major blood vessel in the lungs, according to WebMD.com.
Teletovic, 32, was diagnosed with the same condition in January 2015 while playing for the Nets and missed the rest of that season.
Teletovic’s current condition was discovered after consulting with team physicians after experiencing unusual fatigue earlier this week. The 6-foot-9 forward from Bosnia and Herzegovina will begin his rehabilitation after 10 days of rest.
Teletovic had arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee on Nov. 21 and was expected to miss a month, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. He last played Nov. 7 against Cleveland.
In 10 games this season, Teletovic is averaging 7.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists.