This is bad news.
The Miami Heat have officially announced that Chris Bosh will not be cleared to play basketball and there is currently no timetable for a return. After undergoing a mandatory physical with the Miami Heat, complications have arisen in the form of continued blood clotting. This clotting is related to Bosh’s previous episodes. The good news is that Bosh’s condition is not life threatening, but it looks like he’ll be unable to play basketball with it.
Obviously with the recent media surrounding Bosh, it was expected that he might be cleared to begin training camp this week. This is sadly not the case, as his clearance was going to be directly related to his physical and thus the Heat organization concluded that he would not be cleared.
The Heat released a statement shortly after multiple sources were reporting the unfortunate news.
The Miami HEAT and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible. Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami HEAT regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return.
We are not able to comment further in light of Article XXII, Section 3(e) of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, which precludes a team from releasing certain medical information without a player's consent.
It remains to be seen if Bosh will reach out to the Player’s Union in order to combat the Heat, but the thought is that he won’t. For Heat fans this is incredibly sad, though I’m sure Bosh feels a lot worse. To have the game you love taken away from you by something you can’t control is incredibly disheartening. The fact is, we may have seen the last of Chris Bosh in a Heat uniform.