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Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh Hospitalized As Team Clings To Playoff Spot

Miami Heat center Chris Bosh is in danger of missing the rest of the 2014-2015 NBA season.

On Thursday, Bosh was hospitalized for tests on his lungs, reports the Miami Herald. Bosh was sick at Wednesday’s practice, and team trainers sent him for medical tests at a Miami-area hospital.

Bosh’s ailment is not a new development. He was feeling sick prior to the All-Star break, according to the Associated Press. During the break, Bosh and his wife Adrienne vacationed in Haiti with Dwyane Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union.

“He wasn’t feeling good. I don’t know what it was. He just wasn’t feeling good overall,” said Wade about Bosh’s condition during the trip, reports the AP.

Doctors are saying Bosh may have blood clots in his lungs, which, if true, would most likely end his season. If doctors discover multiple blood clots or a pulmonary embolus, Bosh could miss an extended period of time while being treated with blood thinners. Doctors are optimistic that Bosh’s condition has been caught early enough to be cured. However, initial tests have been inconclusive.

This comes as terrible news for the Heat. Bosh has enjoyed a successful season to start the “post-LeBron era” of Heat basketball. He is averaging 21 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game, and his performance has been crucial to keeping the Heat afloat. With a record of 22-30, the Heat are clinging to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with several teams breathing down their neck. Of course, Bosh’s well-being is the team’s primary concern.

 

[h/t Deadspin]