Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat forward, is desperate to return to the court and help his teammates in the ongoing NBA playoffs. However, Heat president Pat Riley won’t let that happen.
On Tuesday, Bosh’s wife started a #BringBoshBack hashtag on Twitter and retweeted several media members discussing how Miami is missing Bosh in the first round match-up against Charlotte Hornets. Soon after that, Bosh posted a video of him shooting in an empty AmericanAirlines Arena with the message “Still got it.”
Bosh, out of action since the All-Star break with an undisclosed medical condition, said in March that he was “not dealing with active blood clots” and wished to return to basketball. Despite Bosh’s bold statement which read, “I remain positive that I will be able to return this season,” the Heat repeated the position they’ve held since February: “There is no update. He is out still indefinitely.”
Chris Bosh not worth the risk?
Miami is just being watchful with one of their star players. Bosh signed a five-year extension with the team before last offseason and shares a close relationship with Riley. Despite Bosh’s insistence to return, Heat just want to avoid further complications to a sensitive medical condition.
Last year, Bosh played just 44 games before a blood clot in his leg forced him out of the season. Eventually, it was revealed that he suffered blood clots in his lungs and had to be placed on blood-thinning medication which made it impossible for the former all-star to play any contact basketball.
According to ESPN, there isn’t any NBA team which would clear Bosh to return to the court. “For Bosh to return to the court, he would have to be cleared by Heat doctors. Bosh has not been cleared, and the Heat don’t believe any NBA team would clear him under the circumstances.”
Chris Bosh is understandably eager to return. But is it worth the risk?
— /r/Heat (@Heat_Reddit) April 27, 2016