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Blazers’ Matthews has heart scare

Wesley Matthews summoned his inner Iron Man in dealing with his heart condition.
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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:

And his team responded:

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