Turkish big man Omer Asik is currently being treated at the Mayo Clinic for Crohn’s disease, as reported by American journalist Daniel Sallerson.

New Orleans Pelicans management have stated that there is no timetable for Asik’s return.

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel infection that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract.

While it can occur at any time in a person’s life, it mostly appears between ages 15 to 35. There is no exact cure, however with the right medication and diet, it is easily manageable.