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#pounditTuesday, September 22, 2020

Heat release statement on Chris Bosh failing physical

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The Miami Heat have confirmed that Chris Bosh failed his physical and has not been cleared to take part in training camp.

In a statement released Friday, the Heat said the hope is to have Bosh back as quickly as possible.

“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,” the team wrote. “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.”

Bosh has battled issues with blood clots over the past two years, and he is currently taking blood-thinning medication. An earlier report indicated that his failed physical had to do with his existing condition. You can read more details here.

While there have been rumblings that Bosh’s camp came to an agreement with the Heat that the forward could take a specific type of blood thinner that would be out of his system by game time, that plan was reportedly contingent on Bosh not running into any further complications.

At this point, it cannot be taken for granted that Bosh will play in the NBA again. His health is clearly a major concern.

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