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Heat's Chris Bosh out for the season with blood clots on lung

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Chris Bosh received some terrible news last week after it was reported that he has blood clots on his lung.

This news was proceeded by questions about his future in basketball, let alone whether he would be able to finish out the season with the Miami Heat.

One of those questions has been answered today after Chris Bosh was ruled out for the rest of the season due to the blood clots.

Early detection 

The Heat made the announcement over the weekend and it has been reported that Bosh is receiving care, with his prognosis described as "good."

"The team said Bosh “is receiving care under the guidance of Miami Heat team physicians” at a hospital, adding that “his prognosis is good,"" The star reported.

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Bosh could have died if the blood clots that were found on his lung hadn't been detected as early as they were.

The relief 

It was Bosh's wife that encouraged the star baller to seek help after complaining about back pains for several days, according to Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

“He was able to get in front of it early,” Dwyane Wade said. “That’s the good thing that helps all of us sleep at night.”

Meanwhile, Bosh's coach Erik Spoelstra admits he's relieved that his player is now getting the treatment he needs.

“His health will be restored,” Spoelstra explained. “That’s the most important thing. That’s bigger than basketball.”

“It’s been very emotional for all of us. I was in constant contact with CB. But he didn’t know, either, until they were able to go through all the tests and see all the specialists. I can’t imagine how tough it was for Chris and Adrienne.”

Bad news for the Heat 

For the Miami Heat, this is good news and bad news. It's obviously great that Bosh's illness has been diagnosed early, but for the Heat as a team, losing Bosh for the rest of the season is a disaster.

The Heat are below .500, but only just last week Bosh spoke about his desire to help Miami push for the playoffs. The playoffs could now be out of the window for the Heat, but at least Bosh's health remains intact, which after all, is the most important thing. And we all wish him a speedy recovery.

So what do you think Heat fans? Can Miami still make the playoffs without Bosh for the rest of the season? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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