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Chris Bosh expected to be out extended time with blood clot issue

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Chris Bosh has another blood clot issue and will miss extended amount of time, but hopes to return this season.

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Chris Bosh will miss an extended amount of time due to another blood clot, this time in his calf. Bosh missed the All-Star festivities, although he was in attendance. Chris Bosh, you are in our prayers.

Clearly this isn't a life-threatening issue this time around, but it's a disappointment on Bosh's end for the second time around. The blood thinners could keep him out 3-6 months depending on the severity, treatment and how his body responds. The NBA post-season starts in 2 months.

The Heat are currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. And now, unless they decide to make a trade this week, will have to rely more heavily on either Josh McRoberts or Amare Stoudemire. Udonis Haslem may even find his way into the rotation. And the Heat may find themselves playing smaller with Luol Dent at power forward.

The leadership now lands directly on Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic to help this team while Bosh recovers.

But regardless of the consequences on the court, the Miami Heat and the fanbase should most be concerned about the health and well-being of Chris Bosh first and foremost.