Miami Heat center Chris Bosh will miss the rest of the season after tests revealed he had developed blood clots in one of his lungs. The Miami Herald and ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Bosh had been complaining of pain in his chest for several days following last Sunday’s All-Star Game.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was optimistic regarding Bosh’s recovery.
“His health will be restored,” Spoelstra said Saturday evening. “That’s the most important thing. That’s bigger than basketball.
“We’re not even thinking about (his return) right now. The most important thing is he’ll be healthy again. We’ll get a game plan as we continue to get more information.”
The medication required to treat Bosh’s condition will severely limit his physical activity for at least six months.
The news of Bosh’s malady comes just two days after the Heat had acquired guard Goran Dragic to aid in the team’s playoff push. The sudden loss of Bosh and his 21.1 points and 7 rebounds serves as a huge blow to the Heat in their postseason quest. They currently sit in the 7th playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games ahead of the Pistons.
As one may imagine, blood clots are not to be treated lightly. Last week former Portland Trail Blazer and 17- year NBA veteran Jerome Kersey died suddenly at age 52 of a blood clot in his lung that traveled up from his left calf.