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Butler’s Jalen Thomas out indefinitely with heart issue

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler forward-center Jalen Thomas will be out indefinitely because of a pulmonary embolism.

Team officials say the fourth-year player is being treated by the team’s medical staff and local specialists.

Doctors believe Thomas can make a full recovery with medication. He’s expected to participate in non-contact work and conditioning throughout his treatment.

The Cleveland Clinic website describes the condition as a blood clot in the lung, which restricts blood flow and lowers oxygen levels in the lungs while increasing blood pressure in pulmonary arteries.