Heat’s Chris Bosh ‘positive’ he will be able to return this season

Heat forward Chris Bosh said he is positive he will be able to return this season. 
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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.”

Heat finding ways to survive without Chris Bosh

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