On Friday, reports surfaced that the Miami Heat star failed his physical, meaning the Heat will not clear him for training camp next week. Sources say the complication is in his lung, involved evidence of some continued clotting, and is believed to be related to one of two of his previous blood clot episodes (which caused him to sit out after the All-Star break for two seasons).
The Miami Heat Organization released a statement: “The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible. Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami Heat regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities.”
Earlier this week, Uninterrupted.com released a documentary about Bosh entitled Rebuilt, in which the Texas-born star revealed that Heat doctors told him last February that his basketball career was “probably over” when he was diagnosed with a second blood clot in his leg. Although Bosh fought the diagnosis and believed he found a regimen that would allow him to return to playing full-contact basketball, team doctors continue to disagree.
We wish Chris Bosh a speedy recovery!