Isaiah Austin diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, ends basketball career
Old 06-22-2014, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wow!! He was just here for a workout.


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Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft.

"This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him," head coach Scott Drew said. "His health is the most important thing, and while it's extremely sad that he won't be able to play in the NBA, our hope is that he'll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program."

Marfan syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that leads to problems in connective tissues throughout the body. One feature of Marfan syndrome is aortic enlargement, which can be life-threatening. According to The Marfan Foundation, about one in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome.

Austin played two seasons at Baylor before declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. He played in 73 games (72 starts) and averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 28.9 minutes per game.
Isaiah Austin Diagnosed With Marfan Syndrome Basketball Career Over - RealGM Wiretap

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Omg that hurts...
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I wonder which brilliant team doctor found this when he visited and saved his life. Although its sad he's incredibly fortunate it was caught now.

Obviously Baylor's medical staff are not quite up to snuff.
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I feel bad for the kid, but hopefully he continues to work hard and becomes successful in whatever career he wishes to pursue.
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I wonder which brilliant team doctor found this when he visited and saved his life. Although its sad he's incredibly fortunate it was caught now.

Obviously Baylor's medical staff are not quite up to snuff.
His last workout was in Toronto
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Wow!! This is sad...


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Old 06-23-2014, 03:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, that was hard to watch. This draft has been a disaster for big men so far.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sad to hear, poor guy.
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