Good news, everyone — Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague isn't partially deaf anymore because a Utah doctor cleaned out his ears, which were apparently so full of waxy buildup that he literally couldn't hear out of his left ear during Atlanta's weekend losses to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers. Whew. Glad we got that all cleared up.
Now that we've successfully avoided burying the lede, like so much earwax being compressed by an unforgiving cotton swap, let's take a deep breath and ask, as Teague surely did on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Wait, what?
“I couldn’t hear anything out of my left ear, at all,” Teague said. “It hit me they day before we played Golden State. In L.A. I couldn’t hear anything. On the plane, it went crazy.”
A doctor removed a considerable amount of wax from both ears. He advised Teague not to use cotton swabs to clean his ears and that doing so pushes wax deep into the ear canal.Read More »from Hawks' Jeff Teague couldn't hear for a while due to 'a considerable amount of wax' in his ears