Chris Bosh is confident he can return this season
Chris Bosh has gone through a rough stretch since the 2015 All-Star break. Injuries and health issues caused Bosh to miss nearly half of last season and have led him to miss some time this season. The scariest part of this all is that he has been dealing with blood clots, which can be life-threatening at times. Luckily for Bosh, this does not seem to be the case.
He released a statement to Sports Illustrated today explaining that he is not facing any life-threatening problems and should be able to return this season.
JUST IN: Statement from @chrisbosh: "I remain positive I will be able to return this season." pic.twitter.com/HWUsNTr7J1
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) March 10, 2016
This is important news for two reasons. The first is that it means Bosh is healthy and not facing anything that could threaten his life. Health and well-being are more important than any basketball game and must come first.
The second reason is that the Miami Heat, who currently sit fourth in the East, may be getting an All-Star caliber player back before the start of the playoffs. A second round matchup against the panicking Cleveland Cavaliers could be a winnable series for the Heat with a rested Bosh back on the floor.
With the way the Cavaliers are playing now, the Heat may enter the playoffs as a serious threat to win the conference, helped along by Bosh's return.