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#pounditTuesday, September 22, 2020

Report: Chris Bosh fails physical due to continued clotting, not cleared for training camp

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Chris Bosh’s comeback has hit a serious snag.

The Miami Heat center has reportedly failed his physical and will not be allowed to participate in training camp with the team.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the issue was evidence of continued blood clotting relating to his previous two episodes. While Bosh’s condition isn’t life-threatening if treated, it is considered “unrealistic” for him to play through it, and he cannot play with blood thinners in his system during games due to a fear of complications and bleeding if he were to be cut.

Jackson said the Heat had hoped and expected to clear Bosh as long as no new issues were discovered during his exam, and the team was open to letting him play while on a different medical regiment that would ensure that blood thinners were out of his system by game time. After the physical results showed more clotting, however, the team simply had no other option but to sideline him.

Bosh had been so bullish about his chances of a return to the court, but obviously this throws a serious wrench in those plans. It likely won’t do anything to alleviate his frustration with the team, either. It remains to be seen what Bosh’s next step will be given that he feels healthy and wants to play. Miami’s doctors simply don’t agree, and they have consistently held firm in that regard.

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