Bosh held out of practice, won't travel with Heat for Hawks game
Miami Heat officials are being cautious with star forward Chris Bosh as he deals with a potentially serious injury scare.
The All-Star will not play or travel with the Heat when they face the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, the team announced Wednesday.
It was the first official comment from the Heat regarding Bosh since reports earlier in the week said he may be dealing with the reoccurrence of a blood-clot issue, which prematurely ended his season last year.
"Chris Bosh will not practice today and will not accompany the team to Atlanta for the game on Friday," the statement read.
"When further information is available that we can pass along, it will be provided."
Bosh missed the NBA All-Star Game and the three-point contest last weekend due what the Heat said was a calf strain.
The team are staying cautious because it was a calf injury in December 2014 that led to him being diagnosed with blood clots in his lung two months later.
Bosh missed the last 30 games of the 2014-15 season after being hospitalised due to the clots, which travelled to his lung and caused an infection which allowed fluid to be backed up in his lungs.
"It's not a health scare like it was last year at all," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said after Wednesday's practice, via ESPN.com.
"None of us are overdoing it from that standpoint. So he's fine. I'm not going to speculate anything.
"None of us are doctors. He's in great spirits. He has a positive outlook on things. He's showing us he's in good spirits."