Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh was scratched from the lineup Sunday due to a strained calf, in a 93-75 loss to the visiting Chicago Bulls.
Bosh, who’s only missed one game so far this season, is listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s matchup with the Brooklyn Nets.
There’s no telling when the Heat’s go-to-player will suit up again.
Per the Miami Herald:
“It’s disappointing,” Bosh said. “Usually you know when something gives and you kind of feel it over the course of a game and you can point to a specific play when you felt something tweak, or whatever, but unfortunately that didn’t happen for me. I guess it’s a wear and tear thing. It kind of sprung up on me, and you just have to deal with the tough times right now.”
Bosh was a glorified role player over the last four years, which allowed him to maintain his body a little easier. He averaged fewer than 30 minutes per game to begin last season, but his minutes are closer to 36 per game now. He is the team’s anchor on both offense and defense, which wasn’t the case last year when he had LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to help carry the load.
Bosh said he has never experienced a “wear and tear” injury before in his career. […] “And it really sucks that it’s hitting me right now,” Bosh said. “It’s just, I don’t know, it seems to be a dark cloud over everything right now. Everything seems to be tough. We’re having a tough time building the chemistry because we haven’t had many minutes together.”