Chris Bosh Injury Update: Star Will Miss Season with Blood Clots on Lungs

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2015

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Miami Heat superstar Chris Bosh will miss the rest of the 2014-15 NBA season after testing showed blood clots on his lungs. 

The Heat released a statement confirming the diagnosis:

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.

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Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald first reported the Heat were concerned it could be a serious health issue, such as a pulmonary embolus. Basketball would obviously become secondary at that point, with no timetable for a potential return:

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. 

Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post passed along comments from head coach Erik Spoelstra, who was still waiting for more details, noting that Spoelstra said that the team was "waiting on a full diagnosis."

Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel and the Miami Heat's official Twitter feed added further remarks from Spoelstra, who noted that Bosh's situation "wasn't life threatening," and that "nobody has any information right now. The Heat's official Twitter feed did note that "we'll know more as soon as we can," according to Spoelstra. 

Kobe Bryant and Bosh's former teammate LeBron James sent messages of support through social media:

Bosh's wife, Adrienne, thanked everyone for their support as well.

Bosh has taken on a larger role for the Heat this season following James' departure. He's excelled on the offensive end, averaging 21 points per game and shooting nearly 38 percent from beyond the arc. It's helped keep Miami in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

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