Miami Heat faithful can breathe a sigh of relief as Chris Bosh has finally returned to basketball activities four months after suffering blood clots in his lungs.
Bosh was sidelined following All-Star weekend and the news that Miami had traded for Goran Dragic, and thus disappointing the entire basketball watching community. With Bosh in the lineup, the Heat would have likely made the playoffs, but it's great news that he's progressing back into the physical shape that made him an All-Star player.
According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Bosh has been participating in drills at the Heat practice facility along with James Ennis, Shabazz Napier, Hassan Whiteside and Zoran Dragic. Bosh's return comes after a vacation to South America where he had hiked in high altitude environments in Peru.
Bosh's recovery will be a slow one. Blood thinners prevent him from performing in contact drills and he's likely rusty, and weak due to the nature of his recovery. However, Heat fans should be optimistic that he's more than ready to start in the season opener, and they may even be treated to the best Bosh ever.
Bosh explains that he's looking to refine his game saying:
"I've never had the time. Usually, during the offseason we have to hit the ground running, but this year I have the opportunity to correct some things."
Personally, I have no doubt that he will return to form, and his progress is just small portion of what could be a very exciting offseason for the Miami Heat.