September 28, 2007 06:14 PM

Update:  We have learned that it is Carlos’ 16-month-old son, Carmani, who has received the bone marrow transplant.  During the procedure, doctors used stem cells from the umbilical cord of one of Carmani’s youngest brothers.

Originally posted September 27: Utah Jazz player Carlos Boozer has been granted permission to miss the start of training camp next week to be with his family.  Carlos’ son, who battles sickle cell anemia, is currently in the hospital where he received a bone marrow transplant. The 25-year-old father released the following statement.

My son is recovering from a bone marrow transplant in Miami.  Becauseof his procedure, my return to training camp in Boise, Idaho, isuncertain.  As soon as my son is home from the hospital and stable, Iwill join my teammates.  Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated byme and my family during this time. 

We have been in contact with theJazz organization, including Mr. Miller, Kevin O’Connor, and CoachSloan, and all of my teammates, and everyone has been incrediblysupportive of my family during these days.  We want everyone to knowhow grateful we are for that.

Carlos and his wife, CeCe, have three sons — Carmani, and twins Cameron and Kayden, born over the summer.

Source: Utah Jazz Official Site and St. Louis Tribune

Thanks to CBB reader Amy.

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