Thomas requires heart surgery to repair leaking valve
WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas will undergo open heart surgery Thursday to repair a leak of the aortic valve, a procedure that requires months of recovery time but might not mean the end of his NBA career.
Thomas missed the start of training camp Oct. 2 after a routine physical revealed an abnormality in his heart.
The Wizards said they wouldn't comment or make the doctor available until the surgery is completed.
Dr. Ammar Bafi, a cardiothoracic ...
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