Report: Chris Bosh facing ‘potentially serious health situation’

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Chris Bosh somewhat mysteriously pulled out of the All-Star game and 3-point contest Friday – pretty late notice – with what was described as a strained calf.

But there was concern Bosh – who was shut down last season around this time with blood clots on his lung – had a related clotting issue in his leg.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:

The Heat was concerned on Monday about another potentially serious health situation involving Chris Bosh, multiple sources said.

Bosh missed Sunday’s All-Star game with a strained calf and returned to Miami for additional tests. A person in touch with the Heat’s front office said a worrisome problem surfaced Monday, beyond merely a strained calf. Another source said his life was not at risk.

Asked directly if Bosh had been diagnosed with a blood clot in his calf, agent Henry Thomas responded by text: “Too soon for all of that…. Too soon to report that.”

If Bosh again needs blood thinners, he won’t be able to play.

Hopefully, it doesn’t come to that, but this update doesn’t engender much confidence.