Jalen Thomas, a 6’10 forward-center with the Butler Bulldogs, shall be sidelined indefinitely after being identified with a pulmonary embolism, in accordance with the information launch.
Thomas spent three years at Georgia State earlier than transferring to Butler previous to the 2022-2023 season. Regardless of solely enjoying for the Panthers for 3 years, his 116 profession blocks rank him fifth all-time at Georgia State.
On Monday, the Butler Bulldogs introduced that Jalen Thomas will miss the start of the 2022-23 season because of a pulmonary embolism.
Thomas is at present receiving therapy from the medical workforce at Butler and specialists positioned across the Indianapolis space. A full restoration is anticipated.
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Jalen Thomas will miss the start of the 2022-23 season because of a pulmonary embolism. A full restoration is anticipated.
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In response to Mayo Clinic, a pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of many pulmonary arteries in your lungs. Usually, pulmonary embolism is brought on by blood clots that journey to the lungs from deep veins within the legs or, not often, from veins in different components of the physique (deep vein thrombosis).
From the information launch:
Butler senior ahead/heart Jalen Thomas will miss the start of the 2022-23 season because of a pulmonary embolism.
Thomas is beneath the care of Butler’s medical workers along with well-respected specialists within the Indianapolis space.
A full restoration is anticipated. The pulmonary embolism is being handled with medication, and Thomas will preserve a non-contact routine of ability work and conditioning whereas on the treatment.
Thomas will proceed to be evaluated and if he continues to progress as anticipated, he might return to motion early within the BIG EAST portion of Butler’s schedule.
Thomas signed with Butler and head coach Thad Matta in Could, transferring to the Bulldogs from Georgia State. Thomas left Georgia State ranked No. 5 in program historical past in profession blocks (116) regardless of solely suiting up for the Panthers for 3 seasons. He has completed among the many prime 5 within the Solar Belt Convention in blocks in every of the final three seasons.
The Bulldogs open the 2022-23 season Saturday, Oct. 29, internet hosting Tiffin in an exhibition contest at Hinkle Fieldhouse.