Washington Huskies forward Shawn Kemp Jr. has been diagnosed with Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid, the UW announced Tuesday.
Kemp apparently began developing symptoms in July, and began treatment for the disease in September. It's what caused him to miss much of UW's preseason training camp.
According to the school, Kemp will continue to play while he receives treatment, and his playing ability is not expected to be affected by the disease once his treatment plan is "in full effect."
Kemp has appeared in each of UW's five games this season, making four starts and playing an average of 17.2 minutes.
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The Huskies host Montana at 6 p.m. Tuesday.