Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh said Thursday he is “positive” he will be able to return this season.
Bosh has not played since the All-Star break after what was initially ruled a calf strain reportedly turned into a blood clot scare. Bosh faced a similar situation last season, missing every game after the All-Star game after doctors discovered blood clots on his lungs.
Bosh had not spoken publicly on the matter this season until Thursday, when he released a statement saying his current situation has “never been life threatening” and he does not have “deep vein thrombosis.”
Bosh had been averaging a team-leading 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Heat this season before his injury. Bosh, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2003 draft, signed a five-year, $118 million contract with Miami in 2014.
– Rohan Nadkarni