Chris Bosh could be set to miss the rest of the NBA season after a blood clot was discovered on one of his lungs.
The Miami Heat star was hospitalized last night so that he could get tests on his lungs, with doctors saying that he may have developed the clots. It's not yet known what caused them.
The news that Bosh did indeed have a blood clot was broken by Jared Zwerling, an NBA reporter who works for Bleacher Report and NBA TV, having previously worked at ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the NBA itself.
Zwerling tweeted out an hour or so ago that the singular clot - which is on just one of his lungs - has been confirmed. He didn't however set out any timetable for recovery, despite multiple reports from ESPN and others saying Bosh was done for the season.
"Bosh was admitted to a Miami-area hospital Thursday after meeting with a doctor. The Heat's power forward underwent initial tests that proved inconclusive, according to the Heat," the Miami Herald initially reported when the story broke last night.
"The fear is that Bosh could have blood clots on his lungs. If there is a pulmonary embolus, or multiple clots, then Bosh would be out for the remainder of the season, and possibly longer, while being treated with blood thinners for pulmonary embolism," the Herald added.
Blood clots are always a serious condition, but this is a particularly scary moment for Bosh and the NBA after former Portland Trail Blazers star Jerome Kersey died suddenly of a blood clot in his lung earlier this week, it has been revealed.
Kersey went under the knife for a knee operation earlier this week and a clot from that operation traveled from his knee up into his lungs, eventually killing the Blazers legend.
Bosh is averaging 21.1 points and 7.0 rebounds this season and will be a huge miss as the Heat look for a playoff run this post-season. The addition of point guard Goran Dragic had many Heat fans excited for a starting lineup of Dragic-Wade-Deng-Bosh-Whiteside. Now however, it seems like we won't see that until next season.