Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 12:20 pm  |  49 responses

Chris Bosh Ruled Out Indefinitely With Abdominal Strain

Ruh-roh … Chris Bosh’s lower abdominal strain will have the Miami Heat forward sidelined for a yet-to-be-determined amount of time. The team announced today. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “It is feared that the injury may force Bosh to miss the rest of the series against the Indiana Pacers — and perhaps for the rest of the postseason. The Heat are expected to talk more about Bosh’s injury around 1:30 after the team’s practice.”

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Woww.. this could be a pretty big road block to their title chances…

  • Bt

    If the celtics stay healthy I like their chances against the sixers and a boshless heat

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    He’s no Lebron or Wade, but he’s in my opinion the biggest piece of the puzzle. You know what you’re going to get night in and night out from Lebron and Wade, but Bosh was the X factor on this team. When he plays well, the Heat steamroll teams. This will definitely hurt Miami (no pun intended)

  • D12FSU

    Time to start suiting up Eddy Curry!

  • 130623

    This sucks, still think the heat can get past Indy, just about!!! But if he misses the post season entirely there be no chip this year!!!!!

  • shutup

    Kholiday nailed it on the head if Bosh doesn’t come back that anorexic frontline is going to be even harder to make up for

  • dsleepy

    he’ll be back

  • Jake

    Somewhere, Brian Colangelo is discarding a voodoo doll muttering, “my job is done here.”

  • Cizzo

    It’s over…they barely can win with them dude….

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    Not a big fan of the Heat but this sucks. Don’t like seeing guys getting injured. Man, Stern is crippling a whole lot of guys with his crazy schedule. SMH.

  • T-Money

    Bron at the 4. Full time.

  • Ldub

    This will definitely push the Heat to be more uptempo. Bosh was one of the only guys that could play in the half court set. Knocking down the little mid range jumper at a decent percentage. Hope he returns sooner than later.

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    damn damn. Just commented on the other one but just now see that he is out for the whole playoffs. Like kholiday said bosh is the x factor. Hope bron and wade elevate there game to another level. Lets go bezerk mode. Still got some hope.

  • Iggi

    OH MAN!!! thats not good.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    I dislike the Heat and the Bulls, but if both teams seasons are cut short by injuries it’d be sad to see. Although I doubt Indy will steal a game either way.

  • Brian

    At least the Heat will have an excuse to lean on when they lose this year…….

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    I don’t see anything in the Eastern Conference that can beat Miami, even with a key player missing.

    Now, if they happen to reach the Finals against OKC…

  • bike

    If he has truly torn a gut muscle, there is no way he’s coming back full strength for the rest of the playoffs. He runs the risk of reinjuring that muscle for at least 6 weeks.

  • Los2amigos

    Good news everyone with Bosh out of the way, El Heat has finally a shot to be champ! No more poor defense and turrible rebounding or long range brick time. Bosh don’t worry take your time to come back, you will not be missed.

  • Bt

    @don – a healthy celtics. Wont be able to play bron at the 4 cause he’ll be guarding rondo. Who’s guarding KG with bosh out? Id take the spurs against the heat without bosh as well, not so sure about OKC

  • jimmythesaint67

    @Jake – that Raptors ref was the funniest line of the day .. #gold!

  • buschfire

    OKC FTW!

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=hail+scalabrine&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=763&tbm=isch&tbnid=NwJ-Val5sz1SEM:&imgrefurl=http://thecorner33. Max

    Is Miami worse than Cleveland when they made it to the finals?

  • X-Factor9

    Can’t see the Heat beating Boston without Bosh, let alone San Antonio or OKC. Lebron and Wade can’t do it all and this will be too much to overcome unless Joel Anthony or Udonis Haslem can provide the necessary low post scoring in the half court offense with Bosh gone, which ain’t happening. They’ll beat Indiana in 6 then lose to Boston in 6 if you ask me.

  • JoeMaMa

    The X factor now becomes Shane Battier. the Heat front line now includes LeBron at the 4, playing some point forward. Battier comes in to play defensive minutes on George and Granger, meaning Lebron gets Granger/West…and Hansbrough? Ooh. The Pacers are going to get physical without Bosh. Say what you will about his toughness, Bosh provided a big body and good position. I still think Lebron and Wade will put this series off, because they’re…Lebron and Wade. But they’ll get beat up in the process. Battier’s gotta take some of that pressure off with tough D and 3s to keep the Pacer D honest.

  • http://youtube.com charliewinning

    I still don’t see anyone in the East beating them, as much as I’d like to as a Knick fan. What I really want to know is, what do those hating a#@ Bulls and Lakers fans think now? The Heat suffered an injury too.

  • bike

    Now we are looking at a double asterisk for this season’s champ.

  • Heals

    How on earth did my C’s become the healthiest team left in the East?

  • Heals

    Where were all you asterisk folks when KG blew out his knee, when Bynum was injured, when Manu broke his elbow, when RudyGay didn’t play, DH12 is done, Chauncey’s out, etc…

  • JoeMaMa

    @Heals: they were making their asterisks. It’s a highly complex, lengthy process. And one only speaks of asterisks upon completion ✴

  • http://godisgood.com Gezus

    Lehgo Celtics

  • Billy Hoyle

    Just remember Lebron James got to the championship with that scrub Cavs team with a bunch of average joes and carrot top (varejao)


    First things first. Is his sexy ass okay!

  • fernando323

    I think Bosh will return before the Eastern Conference Finals if the Heat can get past the Pacers, yes it is a tough and lingering injury but all he will need is to play limited minutes, even if he plays only 20-25 i feel that the Heat can get past either Philly or Boston , anyone agree?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    The Heat can’t really get far without Bosh….kinda shocked some of you guys are saying so.

  • MikeC.

    Arison was thinking that this was bad news until this story hit the webs: http://rt.com/usa/news/cruise-ship-sea-boat-235/

  • MikeC.

    Somewhere in Miami, Roy Hibbert is smiling and looking forward to not having to chase Bosh around. Hibbert is going to have a large impact now that he can guard Anthony and Haslem in the paint.


    hibbert was 5 feet away from the basket every time Bosh was at the 5. That helps opening up lanes for slashers like Wade and James. that’s y he is so critical to the heat in half court game. hope he comes back before the Finals

  • FLIGHT 9

    Hope he returns so their won’t be any excuses for not winning this year!!!

  • Stefan

    You guys forget something, LBJ did bring the CAVS to the finals alone and last year he wasnt him self he was trying to prove wrong to ppl.Now he is the MVP 28 8 7 2 1 53%.Haslem can hit the mid range not like bosh but he can hit thth mid range shot. HEAT!

  • L Dribble

    Got injured (like a Bosh), put a shirt on (like a Bosh), watched from the sidelines (like a Bosh), LeBron got dunked on (like Bosh).

  • RunNGun

    Heat don’t need Bosh. Bosh was never a factor. LBJ will really need to earn that MVP trophy.

  • charliewinning

    ^^ He did earn it, in the regular season when it’s supposed to be earned.


    if Bosh doesn’t come back Lebron and Wade would just elevate their game like in game 1 against the pacers. This ain’t no Melo, no Amar’e…superstars on top of the mountain. a combine 3 mvp’s and a finals MVP

  • RunNGun

    @CHARLIEWINNING Let me clarify… anyone who excels in the game can get win MVP during the season. If you look back at players that have won the MVP, how many took their team to the finals and won the Larry O’Brien Trophy? When I mean earned, LBJ has to take that MVP trophy (he won), put the HEAT on his back (and not choke), and bring the trophy back to Miami. To me, MVPs are crafted in the regular season and made in the playoffs, and polished in the championships.

  • charliewinning

    ^That’s why we have a regular season MVP and a Finals MVP. I agree that he has to step up more with the loss of Bosh, but what he does or doesn’t accomplish during the post-season doesn’t change what he did during the regular season.

  • RunNGun

    But if you’re a three-time MVP of league like LeBron and you don’t bring that LOT home, how much does that third MVP trophy really mean to you? LBJ is hungry… LOT or bust.

  • charliewinning

    I completely understand what you’re saying; I only disagreed with the notion that his MVP can be affected by post season results.

  • Pokemon Master Ash Your Mother

    lebron is the greatest play of all time .. of all time