Miami Heat forward/center Chris Bosh is out for the rest of the season with blood clots on his lung.
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Bosh Expected to Resume Basketball Activities in September
Monday, March 9
The Heat released a statement today updating fans on Bosh's condition, via NBA.com:
The Miami HEAT, Thoracic Surgeon Dr. John DeRosimo and team Cardiologist Dr. Ed Neff released the following statement on the health of Chris Bosh.
Chris Bosh will be re-evaluated this month, and if cleared, may begin regular exercise at that time with plans to start strength training next month. He is scheduled to resume full basketball activities in September.
Bosh also spoke about his status, via Bleacher Report's Ethan J. Skolnick and ESPN's Tom Haberstroh:
Bosh made an appearance at tonight's game against the Boston Celtics and received a standing ovation, per the Heat's Twitter account:
Bosh Released From Hospital
Saturday, Feb. 28
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported Bosh has been released from the hospital, according to head coach Erik Spoelstra:
Bosh Officially Out for Year With Blood Clots
Saturday, Feb. 21
Bosh will miss the rest of the season due to blood clots on his lung, the Heat announced on Saturday.
MIAMI, February 21 – The Miami HEAT announced today that Chris Bosh will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 Season, while being treated for blood clots on his lung.
Bosh, who is receiving care under the guidance of Miami HEAT team physicians at a Baptist Health System Hospital, is currently resting comfortably. Chris is OK and his prognosis is good.
Bosh took to Instagram to thank everyone for their support:
Heat Fear Bosh Has Blood Clots on Lungs; James Concerned for Former Teammate
Friday, Feb. 20
Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald reported there's a chance Bosh might miss the rest of the season:
Bosh was admitted to a Miami-area hospital Thursday after meeting with a doctor. The Heat’s power forward underwent initial tests that proved inconclusive, according to the Heat. The fear is that Bosh could have blood clots on his lungs. If there is a pulmonary embolus, or multiple clots, then Bosh would be out for the remainder of the season, and possibly longer, while being treated with blood thinners for pulmonary embolism.
Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report reported that Bosh had clots in both lungs, and was undergoing further testing on the condition.
Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post passed along comments from Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who told reporters that it was "too early to tell.
Spoelstra said "there's not a full diagnosis", and cautioned people not to jump the gun on Bosh, according to Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald.
Spoelstra also told reporters that the condition "wasn't life threatening", according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported that former teammate LeBron James had texted Bosh:
James also tweeted more thoughts for Bosh:
Mario Chalmers and Spoelstra also offered their heartfelt thoughts to Bosh:
Bosh Hospitalized Over Chest Concerns
Thursday, Feb. 19
Bleacher Report's Ethan J. Skolnick added:
Greg Cote of the Miami Herald provided more information on Bosh's ailment:
Tasked with a much larger role after LeBron James' departure in the offseason, 30-year-old Chris Bosh has thrived in 2014-15.
Although his efficiency has dropped slightly with increased usage, he has developed a consistent three-point shot and averaged 21.1 points per game, his highest mark since joining the team in 2010.
As such, any absence serves as a significant loss for Miami, especially after the team acquired point guard Goran Dragic at the trade deadline.