Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh could be facing another blood clot, the same thing that sidelined him after the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. He was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism a year ago, which he believed came from an injury to his calf during the All-Star Game. It even came costly team too, forcing him to sit the rest of the season. Now it seems that Bosh and the team are facing that once again.
Bosh was hoping it would not happen, but it may be too late. Those who have been treated for blood clots know recurrences can be very common. This time, one was discovered in his calf. Bosh is not waiting to take action though, which is a good thing.
The 11-time All-Star will be undergoing a test this week to determine the next course of action. Chris Bosh is apparently taking blood thinners to treat the clot already, according to Yahoo! Sports. Blood clots have already forced Bosh to miss a significant amount of game play, according to the league, however, Bosh and the Heat are hoping that this time he will not end up missing as many games, if any.
There is only one thing that they can do at this time though, and that is to wait for results. Taking the blood thinners is the first step, and that was of key importance. He now just needs to complete the process so he can get back on the court as soon as possible.
When Bosh is healthy the Miami Heat do great things on the court. This season the 31-year-old has been reaching net with ease. He is currently averaging just over 19 points per game for Miami, along with seven rebounds. Miami is crossing their fingers that this blood clot does not have an effect on his performance on the court.
When Bosh is on the court, Miami produces wins. This season is a great example of that too. Up until this point, with a healthy Chris Bosh, Miami has themselves sitting in a solid position. They are sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 29-24. They have the potential to improve too, they trail the third place Celtics by just three victories.
The question Miami may be asking is will they be playing their next games with or without Chris Bosh? On Friday, the Miami Heat play the Atlanta Hawks as they aim to break out of their two game slump.
Commentary by Cody Macleod