Ingram is averaging a career-high 18.3 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, while starting every game before the injury. He had missed the previous two games with a sore right shoulder, and then underwent further tests on Friday, where the severity of the injury was revealed.
Lakers head coach Luke Walton said that Ingram was experiencing pain whenever he lifted his right arm, but no one thought it was this serious. A deep venous thrombosis is a condition caused by a blood clot, which comes along with swelling and pain. The condition is normal to occur in the legs, but can occur in the upper-body as well, which it has here. The likes of Chris Bosh and Serena Williams have dealt with this in recent years, with only Williams fully returning to her spot. Ingram will now join Lonzo Ball on the injury list, as Ball could also be done for the season. The point guard has been out since January 19th with a Grade 3 ankle sprain.