BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning has a rare kidney disorder that could require a kidney transplant, his foster mother told The Palm Beach Post.
"He did say to me that it was a rare case," Fannie Threet, who raised Mourning since he was 12, told the newspaper by telephone from her home in Chesapeake, Va.
"I asked him was it to the extent that he would need a kidney," Threet said. "He said he didn't know. They are testing now to see what the difference would be."
Mourning last appeared in public a week ago at Miami Heat media day, when he discussed an offseason that included the birth of his second child and his role in the U.S. Olympic team's gold-medal effort.
"I couldn't have written out my summer any better," he said, before doctors discovered an apparent kidney disorder during a routine physical.
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