Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has confirmed that he has not been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and is aiming to be back on the court as soon as possible.
Bosh was ruled out of the All Star Game due to a calf strain, but reports later said that the 31-year-old’s season may be over as blood clots were found in his calf.
Had that been the case, it would have been the second time in as many years that Bosh’s season would have been ended due to blood clots as during the 2014/15 campaign a blood clot travelled from his calf to his lung and led to him being hospitalised for several days.
However, Bosh reiterated that no blood clots have been found and added that he is confident he will return at some point this season.
“I know there have been many questions regarding my health and when I will play again,” Bosh said in a statement on Thursday. “My situation this year has never been life threatening. I am feeling great and currently I do not have deep vein thrombosis.
“[I have been] taking every necessary step to make sure I am healthy for myself, my family and my team. I have been working out, training with the team, watching film of the games, walking through plays, and have attended home games despite not being visible to the public. I will continue to support my teammates in every way possible. I remain positive that I will be able to return this season. I truly appreciate everyone’s concern and support.”
Bosh has been averaging 19.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game, but will have to cleared by the team doctors before he is allowed to make his comeback.