Cleared of blood clots, Chris Bosh eyes return to Miami Heat

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No more blood clots.

Perhaps this is the best news that Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat and NBA fans are looking for.

Cleared of blood clots, Chris Bosh is now setting his sights on returning to the Miami Heat this season.

“I am released and ready for contact. I never thought about continuing to thin my blood over the course of the season,” Bosh said in a press conference.

Just five days before the Heat opens training camp at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, the Miami forward confirmed that he is medically cleared to return. He also confirmed that he is out of blood thinners, which could have put him at a greater risk of bruising and bleeding.

Right now, Bosh is taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that his condition does not return.

“Anyone if they don’t take the precautions, it can be a recurring thing. But I am a lot smarter now and I know the precautions,” Bosh added.

Bosh just wants to make sure that he is constantly moving and keep the blood pumping to his legs. He now has to focus on monitoring his compression gear. The gangling forward remains optimistic that he can return and play for his team this season. Bosh said that he is in good shape and is eager to attack training camp.

Bosh missed half of last season due to his condition and also has not played since February 9. He made it to the All-Star team and averaged 19.1 points and more than seven rebounds for the Heat, who is 37-27 at the moment. In his absence, the team managed to go 8-3 and is currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But a return by Bosh would boost Miami’s chances for a serious run for the remainder of the season.

However, any return to action by Bosh would still be management call. The front office prefers that Bosh sit out the rest of the season to be on the safe side.

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