Report: LaSpada out for season with blood clots

According a report in the Lowell Sun tonight, Billerica quarterback Nick LaSpada has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs, and is currently resting at Winchester Hospital.

The condition, which can be life-threatening, was discovered on Saturday after LaSpada went to the hospital's emergency room and underwent a CAT scan.

It is not known at this time when LaSpada will be released from the hospital.

LaSpada is a four-year starter and considered by some to be one of the school's all-time greatest athletes. Billerica head football coach Peter Flynn has gone on record numerous times over the years telling reporters LaSpada is the best athlete to come out of the school since Tom Glavine in 1984.

LaSpada was the state's first sophomore to win Gatorade Player of the Year honors, in 2009, and that year injured tore ligaments in his knee in his lone playoff game, a loss to Super Bowl runner-up Everett. Last year, he was named to ESPN Boston's inaugural MIAA All-State Team. Over the offseason, he told ESPN Boston he considered Harvard his top college choice.