New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik will miss training camp after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, according to a report on the team website.
Asik is receiving treatment at the Mayo Clini.
Asik, 31, is 7-foot-0 and averaged just 2.7 points in 31 games last year, the worst year of his seven-year career.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, according to the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms include abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. has also suffered from Crohn’s, but recently has been able to manage it.