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Report: Chris Bosh wants to play, working on solution with Heat

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Chris Bosh has still not been cleared to play by the Miami Heat, but it sounds like the two sides are finally inching closer to a solution.

Bosh, whose season ended prematurely due to another blood clot scare, has been taking blood thinning medication. The Heat do not want him taking the court while he’s still on the medication, as that would increase the risk of serious — and potentially fatal — injuries. Bosh wants to play, and a situation has been discussed where he could take blood thinners that would be out of his system by the time each game tips off.

According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, Bosh and the Heat are working on “potential solutions.”

Discussions remain focused on the Heat’s comfort level with Bosh taking new thinners that would be out of his system within eight hours or so, and ways for him to play while taking those type of thinners, according to an NBA-employed source.

The Heat is working on potential solutions and has said it would like to try to get him back on the court. Bosh very much wants to play and intends to (according to his wife). He still needs to be cleared by the Heat, and there will be some level of uncertainty until that happens. But the Heat is working on a solution, which has led to some optimism.

Bosh has made it clear through videos he posted on social media (watch them here) that he feels ready to return. For a while, it seemed like the Heat were never going to clear Bosh and were trying to force him into retirement. That talk has cooled for the time being.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk


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