Over the weekend, the Heat were faced with a scare that goes deeper than basketball when Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs. He’s going to miss the entire season while being treated with blood thinners, but so far, all signs point to the superstar making a full recovery. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday he’s optimistic that Bosh isn’t long for the hospital.
Spoelstra said he expects Bosh to be released from the hospital, “soon. I don’t have an exact date.”
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 23, 2015
In a local TV interview, NBA commissioner Adam Silver also weighed in on Bosh’s situation, expressing optimism that he’ll be back soon.
“I know it’s devastating for him but the great news is this is very treatable, this condition,” Silver said in an interview with Sun Sports, which broadcasts Heat games. “He’s going to be on medication for a while that’s going to dictate he can’t play for a certain number of months, but he’ll be back at full strength.”
For now, basketball doesn’t matter when it comes to Bosh. All that matters is his recovery and long-term health after what has been a frightening few days. So far, all the news has been good as far as Bosh’s long-term prognosis. Hopefully he’s ready to go by training camp. The NBA is a better place when he’s playing.