Heat reportedly fear that Chris Bosh will never be cleared to play again by doctors
There is a fear within the Miami Heat organization that Chris Bosh’s Miami career is over, and perhaps his NBA career as well.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Heat are concerned that their team doctors will ever clear Bosh to play again, and there is even talk of a potential medical retirement.
Windhorst notes that if Bosh does not play before February 9, 2017, an independent doctor can assess the situation and give the NBA a record. If that doctor does not clear Bosh, his contract could come off the books. That’s a long way from happening, but the fact that it’s even been brought up underlines the potential severity of the situation.
The Heat would love to have Bosh back, and Bosh wants to play, but the reality is that if doctors won’t clear Bosh, they have to look at alternatives in their roster planning. A recurrence of his blood clot issue could be life-threatening, and Miami does not want to take that risk right now.
Bosh thinks he’s ready to return, and has gotten the union involved. It was previously reported, however, that no matter how good he feels, the team doctors won’t clear him and they believe no other team would, either.