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Brandon Ingram’s shoulder blood clot surgery declared succesful


Last week, Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram has been diagnosed with Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), thus ending his season early. Today, the athlete suffering from blood clots underwent a successful thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right arm, and is expected to make a full recovery before the next season begins.

”He’s in good spirits and Brandon’s going to make a full recovery,” Ingram’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Ingram could be back on court “as soon as eight weeks, with a return to full basketball activities taking an additional four to eight weeks beyond that.”

The 21-year-old, with his reliable shooting, averaged a career-best 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists this season. Ingram was the No. 2 pick in the 2016 draft, and his shooting percentage of 49.7 also set a career-high record. The Lakers for sure won’t let him go the following summer if he can come back to the full strength he showed before the health issue.

Even though the young squad of Lakers with g.o.a.t. LeBron James might miss the season’s playoffs berth, fans who are desperately waiting for good news got what they wanted in Ingram’s succesful surgery. (Janiel Abby Toralba)