NBA Injuries

Adreian Payne diagnosed with thrombocytopenia | Dr. Parekh

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Timberwolves Adreian Payne has been diagnosed with thrombocytopenia. This is a condition where you have low platelets. Platelets circulate in the blood and help to prevent bleeding. If you are low in your platelets, this can lead to bruising and excessive bleeding even with light trauma or pressure. This can be very dangerous for an athlete who was constantly being pushed, pulled, and falling. The Timberwolves medical staff will likely start looking for causes of the thrombocytopenia. Things that must be considered include the spleen holding on to the platelets, not enough platelets being produced, or medications affecting the production of platelets. We will learn more over the next few weeks. RTP uncertain as it depends on the cause of the thrombocytopenia. We wish him the best.

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