Chris Bosh missed the final 30 games of the 2014-2015 NBA season when a blood clot that had developed in his calf moved all the way up to his lungs and put the Miami Heat star in the hospital. Now, fears have risen that another blood clot has formed in that same calf, potentially putting not just Bosh’s season, but his career, in jeopardy.
Bosh pulled out of both the 3-Point Contest and the All-Star Game over the weekend. The Vertical reports that Bosh will meet with team doctors Thursday in Miami to determine whether his season will come to an end, or whether taking blood thinners as he did last season can allow him to return at some point this season.
This is obviously a much larger problem for Bosh: dealing with a life-threatening condition two years in a row. In a recent article on ESPN about how the NBA’s crazy schedule might contribute to player injuries, Bosh was quoted to the effect that all the flights he takes as a player could have contributed to the development of his blood clot last season.
“You sit so much,” Bosh said. “You’re like this for two hours. If you get kicked, blood just pools up somewhere and you don’t move it, it just sits there.”
We wish Bosh a speedy recovery, and we hope to see him back on the basketball court where he belongs as soon as possible.