clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Report: Chris Bosh could be out for the season with blood clot in his lung

New, comments

Multiple reports point to an issue with his lungs and faces a lengthy recovery.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Bosh's season is in jeopardy.

UPDATE (12:30PM)

Chris Bosh's wife, Adrienne Bosh tweeted out this minutes ago:

UPDATE (12:00 PM)

Erik Spoelstra spoke to the media after shootaround in New York and stated that Chris Bosh's situation is not life threatening, and that he is in great spirits with great medical care. However, a full diagnosis has not been given and the extent of his situation is unclear.

Spoelstra said we have been jumping the gun on what is really going on. One thing is clear: Bosh's health is the most important thing at this point, aside from basketball.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst went on SportsCenter to describe what happens if this is the diagnosis. Bosh would have to go on specific medication that would make him better, but he wouldn't be allowed to do strenuous activity for 6 months while starting the medication. That would effectively end Bosh's season, and put the start of next season in jeopardy.

However, we don't know the details of the diagnosis yet.

HotHotHoops will keep you updated along the way.


Chris Bosh was admitted to a Miami area hospital last night to undergo tests and initial reports were "inconclusive." An independent source then told the Herald that the tests were on his lung, which then led to the Herald's Greg Cote breaking the following news:

And this morning...

This can't be happening. Not now when this team just pulled off a trade for Goran Dragic that can save the season. We went from celebrating with fist pumps to currently crossing our fingers with hope that the worst speculated news isn't true.

Chris Bosh may be out for a very long. He could be out for the rest of the season if the speculation of why he was rushed to the hospital is true.

There is a chance the Miami Heat will go from celebrating an additional entrance to dealing with a shocking exit. One of the Heat's leaders and one of the most durable players since coming to Miami may be done for a while.

The last time I felt this way was when Alonzo Mourning had to retire from basketball the season we were predicted to make the Finals with Brian Grant, Anthony Mason, Eddie Jones and Tim Hardaway.

Just like that time, this isn't about basketball anymore. Instead we find ourselves between a life and death to 30% of people when this disease goes uncured.