Report: Chris Bosh Back on Blood Thinners

by February 17, 2016

There’s no offiical word yet on Chris Bosh’s medical condition, but according to the latest published report, the All-Star is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg.

It’s the second consecutive year that the big fella has dealt with such a situation over the NBA All-Star break.

Bosh, 31, hopes to return to the court for the Miami Heat at some point this season.

Per the AP:

Bosh has told the team that he will spend at least a few more days reviewing options and collecting information, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Heat nor the All-Star forward have yet to publicly reveal details of Bosh’s condition.


Athletes in contact sports are typically discouraged from playing while taking blood-thinning medication, because of the additional risk of bleeding and other issues. […] A year ago at this time, the clot had traveled from Bosh’s leg to his lung and he had a wave of other problems — including fluid in his lungs. It took about two months to properly diagnose last year’s blood clot problem, with Bosh originally thinking it was a rib or back issue that was causing him such searing pain. This time, the diagnosis apparently came far quicker.


Bosh is Miami’s leading scorer at 19.1 points per game this season. He said over the weekend in Toronto that he was optimistic about playing again this season. […] Bosh missed the final 30 games of last season after the clot was found, and the Heat missed the playoffs. At 29-24 this season, Miami is hardly a playoff lock and the task of getting in would be far more daunting without Bosh — who, even at 6-foot-11, is the team’s most prolific 3-point shooter.