Blazers' 'Iron Man' Matthews out Thurs. after heart scare

Blazers' 'Iron Man' Matthews out Thurs. after heart scare

Blazers' 'Iron Man' Matthews out Thurs. after heart scare

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 9:50 AM

PORTLAND -- Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews is out for Thursday's game after he had an irregular heartbeat during Wednesday's practice.

"Matthews underwent an electrical cardioversion procedure this afternoon and his heartbeat has returned to normal," the team announced in a press release after the scare.

But Matthews had a good sense of humor about it, comparing himself to fictional billionaire Tony Stark, whose heart problem inspired him to become the superhero Iron Man.

"Appreciate all the love and thoughts!" Matthews tweeted. "I'll be good, Tony Stark had his heart checked too lol."

The team then replied, calling Matthews "Our #IronMan."

Matthews did not go with the team to Oakland for the preseason game against Golden State and was listed as day-to-day, according to the statement.

 

 

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