Budding star Brandon Ingram, one of the lone bright spots for the Los Angeles Lakers this year, is reportedly done for the season. The Lakers say that doctors discovered a deep venous thrombosis in his shoulder.
Ingram has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. According to the team, when doctors did further testing on the injury, they discovered the issue.
A deep vein thrombosis is a scary condition. It essentially means you have a blood clot in one of your body’s deep veins. The main risk is that it could travel to your lungs.
The Lakers haven’t put much out about the situation, other than the official tweet:
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
Obviously, the main concern here is Ingram’s health. He’ll need to be monitored moving forward.
As for the Lakers, since they’re likely out of the playoff race, this should help them lose games down the stretch to potentially secure a better draft pick. The team is reportedly going to cut LeBron’s minutes too.
Hopefully, this is just a scare and nothing else. We’ll keep you updated.