Blood Clot Could Keep Heat Star out for Season

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh admitted to hospital for possible blood clot


Chris Bosh could miss the rest of the season due to a possible blood clot in his lung. This news comes just two days after former basketball player Jerome Kersey died of a blood clot in his lung.

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra told ESPN that Bosh is being treated at South Miami Hospital. He said Bosh was due to see some more specialists Friday, and that he could have an update by Friday night or Saturday.

Dwyane Wade, Bosh's teammate, was on vacation with Bosh and both of their families in Haiti. Wade said Bosh “wasn’t feeling his best” during the vacation, according to ESPN.

Bosh saw the team doctor and was admitted to the hospital Thursday for further tests.

Common signs of blood clots include chest pain, a cough and shortness of breath. Bosh reported chest pain before being admitted to the hospital.

Other symptoms include swelling, sweating and irregular heart beat.

If Bosh is found to have a blood clot in his lung, he’ll likely be out for the rest of the season. Medications used to treat blood clots often require six months or more of limited physical activity.