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OFFICIAL: Chris Bosh Will Not Return This Season

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Just a week ago, Chris Bosh was pushing the Miami Heat to allow him to play. He even turned to the NBA player union regarding this, but he did not get permission. Due to his critical health condition, Bosh was officially shut down for the season and we will not see him play anytime soon.

Bosh has been dealing with blood clots since February and he's been out since then. Miami Heat stayed strong and finished the season as the third seed in the East, but if they want to make a serious push for the championships, there is no doubt they will need Bosh. The Heat released this statement regarding Chris Bosh and his health:

The Miami HEAT and Chris Bosh announce that Chris will not be playing in the remainder of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The HEAT, Chris, the doctors and medical team have been working together throughout this process and will continue to do so to return Chris to playing basketball as soon as possible.

The Heat are currently 1-1 in the series against the Toronto Raptors and the next two games of the series will be played in Miami. If the Heat manage to beat the Raptors and advance to the conference finals, they will most likely square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are led by Bosh's former teammate in Miami, LeBron James.  

Bosh was willing to play and help his team, but it's too dangerous and too risky to do it now. Miami will have to finish this season without him and hopefully Bosh will be available to play at the start of the next season, later this year.

 

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