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Trail Blazers swingman Wesley Matthews had a bit of a health scare at practice Wednesday, experiencing an irregular heartbeat and needing a minor procedure to return it to normal, the team announced.
But while the teams lists him as day-to-day while his condition is monitored, by the day's end he was in good enough spirits to make an Iron Man joke.
Matthews, a 6-foot-5, 27-year-old swingman out of Marquette, had an electrical cardioversion procedure to return his heartbeat to normal. He did not travel with the team to Oakland, Calif., for Thursday's preseason game against Golden State.
He averaged nearly 15 points in 69 games last season.
And later Wednesday night, he tweeted this:
Appreciate all the love and thoughts! I'll be good, Tony Stark had his heart checked too lol
-- Wesley Matthews (@wessywes2) October 24, 2013 And his team responded:
Our #IronMan RT @wessywes2 : Appreciate all the love and thoughts! I'll be good, Tony Stark had his heart checked too lol
-- Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 24, 2013
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Portland Trail Blazers’ guard Wesley Matthews is listed as day-to-day after he experienced an irregular heartbeat during Wednesday’s practice.
As reported by Brett Pollakoff of NBCSports.com, according to the Trail Blazers’ official team release,
Portland guard Wesley Matthews experienced an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) today during practice.
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Wesley Matthews experienced an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) on Wednesday during the Portland Trail Blazers' practice. Matthews underwent an electrical cardioversion procedure and his heartbeat has returned to normal. He did not travel with the team to Oakland and is out for Thursday night's preseason game at Golden State and is listed day-to-day.
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