Chris Bosh: ‘I’m Healing at a Very Fast Rate’

by May 24, 2012

Chris Bosh is encouraged by his speedy recovery from an abdominal strain injury, and thinks he’ll soon be able to suit up again for the Miami Heat, should they advance past the Indiana Pacers. From ESPN: “I’m just hoping that everyone can keep doing what they’re doing and extend the season,’ Bosh said. ‘I do have a chance to play again. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel for me. That keeps me going every day.’ […] He hasn’t resumed basketball activities, but he’s working to strengthen his core and stay in shape by riding a stationary bike. ‘You take it for granted how those little muscles in there play such a huge role in every single thing — sitting down, getting up, turning, walking, talking, anything,’ Bosh said. ‘But it’s gotten a lot better. … I’ve come a far way in a week,’ Bosh said. ‘I was kind of nervous initially but it wasn’t the worst news I could have gotten. I just have to keep believing and stay mentally strong. I think I’m healing at a very fast rate right now.’ […] Bosh is confident the Heat will prevail in the Eastern Conference semifinals, but wouldn’t put a target on his return. The team says there is no update on the timetable. ‘We’re a hell of a team right now even though I’m not playing,’ Bosh said. ‘We still have to expect the same outcome, no matter what the situation is. … I’m just hoping there’s a chance that I get back,’ Bosh said. ‘They’re going to do their job and I’m going to do my job. All I think about is when I’m back out there, because it’s going to happen. … I need this team just like they need me.'”