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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
LA Times: Ingram expected to make full recovery from surgery
Brandon Ingram is expected to make a full recovery after having thoracic outlet decompression surgery Saturday to repair a structural issue in his veins that caused a blood clot in his right arm.
“This was the best set of facts you could have with a clot,” Jeff Schwartz, Ingram’s agent, said. “It’s a night and day difference between a structural and hematological issue. Because it was structural, he will have a full recovery.”
Ingram had the surgery eight days after Lakers doctors discovered the blood clot, or deep venous thrombosis. He missed two games with what the Lakers called a sore shoulder on March 4 and 6. Ingram was given antibiotics to treat his issue, but when his condition didn’t improve, he underwent further testing and doctors suspected a blood clot.
After examining the area with a camera, doctors thought the problem was structural, not hematological, or a disease of the blood. Ingram then underwent blood testing that confirmed that diagnosis.