Report: Heat’s Chris Bosh under pressure to sit out rest of season
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is “under increasing pressure” from doctors and the team to sit out the rest of the season, reports The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Bosh has not played since Feb. 9 with what was originally ruled a calf strain, but quickly turned into a blood clot scare. Bosh missed the final 30 games of last season with blood clots in his lungs, and took blood thinners to alleviate the issue.
Bosh will meet with Heat owner Micky Arison and president Pat Riley in the next 24 hours to determine his status for the rest of the season, according to the report.
Bosh has reportedly been looking for ways to return this season without taking blood thinners, but that idea has been met with resistance. If Bosh misses the rest of the season, a return to basketball would be evaluated in 3–6 months, sources told Wojnarowski.
Bosh, 31, is a two-time NBA champion and 11-time All-Star. He joined the Heat in 2010, and re-signed with the team in the summer of 2014 on a five-year, $118 million contract.
A former fourth pick of the Raptors, Bosh has averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in his career.