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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