Between now and October, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat will have to make a decision regarding his basketball future, this according to reports from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
For the second consecutive season, Bosh has missed every game following February’s All-Star break due to concerns with blood clots. Last year, the blood clot hospitalized Bosh after it traveled to his lung. This past February, Bosh removed his name from several All-Star weekend festivities, including the game, after an apparent calf injury.
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Rumors about the severity of two-time champion’s health began to swirl when he didn’t return after a few weeks, were it was later revealed that concerns over blood clots were what kept him out.
Bosh reportedly advocated the team for a comeback, but was officially shut down during Miami’s playoff run, which ended in the second round in a Game 7 loss against Toronto.
Per the report, Bosh and the Heat both look forward to a return, but the wait is affecting the team’s ability to play for the future. If he is forced into medial retirement, the Heat would be relieved of Bosh’s $22.9 million annual salary on Feb. 9 2017, one year after the last regular season game he played in.
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