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Report: Chris Bosh under pressure to sit out remainder of season

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Chris Bosh is reportedly under increasing pressure from physicians and the Miami Heat organization to sit out the remainder of the season due to a recurring danger of blood clots.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Bosh is set to sit down with team officials, including president Pat Riley and owner Micky Arison, by Thursday to chart a course of action.

Specialists harbor concern that Bosh could deal with blood clots in his calf, and it is for that reason he hasn’t played since February 9. Bosh has looked to try to play out the season using blood thinners, as has been reported, but this has been met with “significant resistance,” according to Wojnarowski.

If Bosh does not play again this season, his status would not be re-evaluated for three to six months.

Bosh dealt with a blood clot last season, which cost him 30 games. The hope was that the worst was behind him, but Miami fear a recurrence. Though one of his teammates downplayed these fears, it sounds as though the concern is warranted.

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