Chris Bosh declared out for rest of Miami Heat season

By The Sports Xchange  |  May 5, 2016 at 12:53 AM
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Chris Bosh's season is officially over.

The Miami Heat announced in a statement on Wednesday afternoon that the veteran forward will not return during the NBA playoffs.

"The Heat, Chris, the doctors and medical team have been working together throughout this process and will continue to do so to return Chris to playing basketball as soon as possible," the team said.

Bosh missed the final 29 games of the regular season after a blood clot in a leg was detected before the NBA All-Star Game break, but he had expressed a desire to return to the court during the playoffs. He also was sidelined because of the same medical issue the previous season.

The medical concern is that the clots can hinder breathing and heart function. As part of the treatment, Bosh was placed on blood thinners, which could lead to internal bleeding should Bosh be struck by a hard blow.

The National Basketball Players Association issued a statement a day earlier, saying "our top priority is Chris' health and well-being. We have spoken with Chris and his agent, and have reached out to the Miami Heat. We are hopeful that all parties involved can meet as soon as possible to resolve the situation."

The 11-time All-Star traveled with the team to Toronto on Wednesday, but he has refused to comment on the situation.

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