NBA

Chris Bosh.

Chris Bosh begins taking blood thinning medication again after clot diagnosis

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Chris Bosh is using blood thinners to treat a clot that developed in his leg, according to the Associated Press. This is the second straight All-Star break which the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a condition.

Reports emerged earlier this week that the 31-year-old is dealing with the same situation that occurred this time last year. Back then, the clot had found its way into one of his lungs and he needed surgery for it to be removed. This time around, it's in his calf. Both occasions have caused him to miss the All-Star game.

Players are usually discouraged from playing if they are using blood thinners, so it is unknown how long he will be out of action for if he is sidelined.

Article continues below

Bosh, who is averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this season, began taking medication recently after the clot was diagnosed but does hope to return to the hardwood this season.

The two-time NBA champion was scheduled to compete in the most competitive three-point contest in history on All-Star Saturday night but was forced to pull out from the event at the Air Canada Center, the home of his first franchise; the Toronto Raptors.

Article continues below

The Heat are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference and will be hoping Bosh's absence does not see them surrender their position in the playoffs. 

Miami return to training on Wednesday before their first game after the break in Atlanta on Saturday. 

Topics:
Eastern Conference
NBA
Southeast Division
Miami Heat
Chris Bosh

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again