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PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES AND BLOOD CLOTS

March 4, 2015; Posted by: WeBleed staff

Check out this list of current athletes suffering from blood clots.

As of today, there are a majority of professional athletes suffering from blood clots. As we know, blood clots can happen to anyone at any given time – no matter how old you are or what your background is.  Here is an update of a few athletes currently playing or on the injured list due to their blood clots.  To read more about Athletes and Blood Clots, click the link from the National Blood Clot Alliance.

Chris Bosh – Power Forward – Miami Heat
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Currently, Bosh is out for the rest of the 2014-2015 NBA season.

Mirza Teletovic – Power Forward – Brooklyn Nets
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Currently, Mirza is out until early July.

Also, it is with a heavy heart to hear of the passing of former Portland Trailblazer power forward Jerome Kersey who died of clots a few weeks after knee surgery recently.
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Tomas Fleischmann – Forward – Florida Panthers
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Currently, Tomas is out for the rest of the 2015 NHL season.

Tomas Vokoun – Goalie – Pittsburgh Penguins
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Tomas was forced to retire before the start of the 2014-2015 NHL season due to complications from blood clots.

Kimmo Timmonen – Defenseman – Chicago Blackhawks
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Kimmo was recently traded to the Chicago Blackhawks from the Philadelphia Flyers over the weekend. He played his first game with the Blackhawks on Monday night of this week and is keeping healthy tabs on his clots.

Pascal Dupuis – Left Wing – Pittsburgh Penguins
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Currently, Pascal is out for the rest of the 2014-2015 NHL season.

More and more athletes, both active and retired, struggle from blood clots on a day to day basis.  Although there are only a few on this list currently, there have been athletes forced to make a decision for their own health rather than continue to play the sport they love. If you know of an athlete we missed, comment below.

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