Chris Bosh Injury: Updates on Heat Star's Status and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2013

Nov 20, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Bosh suffered an apparent injury Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Not much is known about the status of the Miami Heat big man, but he was forced to head to the locker room after colliding with teammate Mario Chalmers in the first quarter, per Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald.

Chris Bosh down after colliding with Mario Chalmers under the basket. Bosh going to the locker room.

— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) December 8, 2013

Bosh was at least able to return to the bench later in the quarter, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Bosh back on the bench.

— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) December 8, 2013

Coming into Saturday night, Bosh was averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds a game, which both rank second on the team coming into Saturday night.

Although Bosh is still behind LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in the Heat pecking order, his absence would still affect the team in a big way. Chris Andersen would have to step up and play more minutes, and Joel Anthony might be asked to do more.

The latter possibility would surely frighten Miami fans.

At least the injury doesn't seem too serious, so Bosh should be able to make a quick return.