Doctors treating Miami Heat star forward Chris Bosh are concerned he may have developed a blood clot in his lung but are still waiting for tests to make a diagnosis, sources tell ESPN.com.
Bosh’s agent, Henry Thomas, told ESPN that early results are inconclusive regarding Bosh’s medical condition and that they are still “sorting through everything” at this point.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Friday that Bosh is being treated at South Miami Hospital. Bosh will see “a couple” more specialists today and Spoelstra said that he may have an update tonight or tomorrow.
The Miami Herald first reported on Friday that Bosh could miss the remainder of the season if he was found to have blood clots in his lung.
The medication required to treat such a condition typically requires at least six months of limited physical activity.
Blood clots are always a serious condition, but this is a particularly scary moment for Bosh and the NBA after former Portland Trail Blazers star Jerome Kersey died suddenly of a blood clot in his lung earlier this week.
Bosh was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after complaining about discomfort in his chest for several days.
Bosh spent the early part of this week on vacation with family and friends, including teammate Dwyane Wade, in Haiti. Wade said Bosh wasn’t “feeling his best” on the vacation. When Bosh hadn’t improved by Wednesday, he was sent to a team doctor, and from there went to the hospital for tests.
Bosh’s former teammate LeBron James commented on the situation to reporters Friday.
“I texted Chris last night and, obviously, he probably doesn’t have his phone so I’m just waiting to hear back from him,” he said. “I’m praying. My prayers is up. My hands is open and I’m wishing him the best. My fingers is crossed, for sure. Basketball is a small thing when it comes to health and people’s family. He’s so connected to me that I feel it, for sure. So every minute I’m checking to see if he’s OK.”
Bosh’s wife tweeted an update on Friday.
Miami plays at New York on Friday night. He did not fly with the team Thursday.
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