Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has not played since early February due to blood clots. Now, it looks like there are some concerns he may never play again.
Despite Bosh claiming he has been healthy for the last couple of months, team doctors kept him off the court and it may be a permanent ruling. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported early Monday morning that the team is concerned that his condition will keep him from getting back onto the court and that his basketball career may actually be over.
“There is a fear within the Heat organization that Bosh’s condition will prevent him from ever being cleared to play by team doctors, several sources said,” Windhorst wrote. “It’s a result of exhaustive consultations with specialists. Something this big and delicate, the sides have gone deep attempting to understand all the options.
“It’s forced everyone to confront the possibility of Bosh ultimately being forced into a medical retirement.”
The 32-year-old was playing at an all-time high by averaging 19.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and a career-high 1.5 threes per game, which could have helped keep the Heat in the playoffs instead of a Conference Semifinals loss to the Toronto Raptors, Bosh’s first team in the NBA.
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