( 4UMF NEWS ) Chris Bosh Fails Physical:
Days after Chris Bosh said he “was written off” by Heat’s medical staff, the Miami forward has failed his physical and isn’t cleared for training camp.
The Heat said in a statement Friday afternoon: “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.”
The complication that’s derailing the All-Star’s comeback is believed to be related to his previous blood clot scares, the Miami Herald reported. Bosh was diagnosed with a blood clot in February 2015 and this February blood clots — with just one initially found in his calf — ended his season.
The Heat believes Bosh’s career with the team could be over, according to The Vertical. In the past few days, he went through a series of medical tests that convinced the team he shouldn’t play.
Last week, Bosh thought otherwise, stating that he’s “ready to play,” while hinting that felt slighted by the Heat.
“They told me that my season’s over. My career is probably over. This just happened, this is just how it is,” Bosh said. “I felt right away that I was written off. … If a doctor tells me, ‘Hey, that’s it and this is how it is’ and I don’t buy that, I think that I have the right to disagree with you. I know inside me I have a lot of talent and a lot of ability. And I have it. I know it have it.”
Dwyane Wade, who joined the Bulls this offseason, supports his former teammate’s drive to return to the court, but wants him to remember his family should come first.
“I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t express to him my concerns,” Wade said. “To me, the biggest thing is Chris has five kids and a wife and a family that depends on him being there. To me, that’s always most important. I told him, ‘Make sure you focus on that first.’”
Bosh is owed almost $76 million for the final three seasons of his deal.
The team’s media day is Monday in Miami and its training camp starts Tuesday in the Bahamas.