Khloé Kardashian‘s estranged husband and former Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers star had hoped to restart his basketball career with the European franchise but instead it looks like his pro days on the court may be over for good.
After just 22 minutes of playing time in two disastrous games, Odom complained of serious back pain and flew to New York to see specialists.
“The tests carried out in New York by Lamar Odom’s trusted medical team, with the knowledge of the club, have shown that the player is suffering from lumbar radiculitis, which could keep him out of action for up to two months,” a spokesman for the team told Us “The player therefore terminates his current contractual relationship with the club.”
“This is something that is beyond my control,” Odom said in a taped interview released by the team. “It’s up to me as a responsible athlete to — if I’m injured — to take care of it. I think everything happens for a reason.
“I look forward to getting on the court as soon as possible.”
Kardashian and Odom split after he was the subject of numerous rumors accusing him of cheating and substance abuse.
Their separation and Kardashian’s decision to file for divorce last December were played out on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.