What now? Uncertainty.
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. 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.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Bosh wants to release more information on his own terms, with his spin. He has campaigned very publicly for the Heat to let him play again. Given the apparent distrust, I’m not certain he’ll just accept their conclusion.
As Bosh said, he’s a hooper. Basketball is a huge part of his identity. If two blood-clot issues in two years didn’t dissuade him from trying to continue playing, I’m not sure a third complication will end his NBA aspirations.
But we’ll see Bosh’s response soon enough. For now, we know where the Heat stand: Keeping Bosh off the court right now and unsure what comes next.