Here's a story you probably haven't heard before about a sports athlete. Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks missed shootaround on Monday because he had to see a doctor due to hearing problems in both of his ears.
The headline on AJC.com's article about Teague says "Teague sees doctor for minor ear issue" but if you can't hear out of your left or right ear, I think that is a serious and major issue.
The doctor that saw Teague removed a lot of his earwax on both ears and now Teague says "it's like a miracle" that he can hear normally again.
How was Teague able to hear his coach or teammates during the game in a loud arena? Maybe the problem was that he couldn't hear them and that is why his performance hasn't been good lately.
Teague probably could not hear any heckling fans in the arenas as well.
Teague's doctor told him not to use cotton swabs to clean his ears. Teague said that he had been using cotton swabs regularly for years so that probably caused his hearing loss.
The Hawks won 112-110 over the Jazz on Monday night but Teague was only 3-10 from the field and ended up with 14 points.
Let's hope Teague learned his lesson in not using cotton swabs anymore.