Miami Heat star hospitalized with blood clots on his lung

Posted Feb 23, 2015 by Dan Pelberg
A scary moment in the National Basketball Association this week as Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots on his lung.
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Miami Heat fans were hit with devastating news as Chris Bosh has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to blood clots on his lung. This was a scary moment for Bosh and his family, as blood clots can often lead to more serious and life-threatening conditions such as a pulmonary embolism. Bosh is reportedly recovering and in stable condition at a South Florida Hospital.
Since the departure of LeBron James this year, the 11th year player out of Georgia Tech was on his way to a very productive season in Miami, averaging over 21 PPG and 7 RPG. Bosh is currently in the first year of a five-year contract worth $118 million. It is unclear at this time how this incident will effect Bosh’s playing status after this year.
Heat teammate Dwyane Wade recalls being on vacation with Bosh in Haiti when the symptoms first started to arise. "There just came a point in the vacation where he didn't feel right. He kind of relaxed and rested, and then when he got back, he did what he should have done. ... [He] got to the doctor and tried to see what's up."
The Heat were expecting to make a playoff push after bolstering their roster by acquiring Goran Dragic from the Suns on the NBA trade deadline. The Heat lost their first game with Dragic in the lineup against the New Orleans Pelicans 105-91.
If the season ended today the Heat would hold the 7 seed in the Eastern Conference and face-off with the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Miami’s starting lineup for the rest of the season expects to be:
PG – Goran Dragic
SG – Dwayne Wade
SF – Luol Deng
PF – Udonis Haslem
C – Hassan Whiteside