Miami Heat player admitted to hospital after several days of chest discomfort

Miami Heat star forward Chris Bosh’s season could be in doubt as doctors are concerned he may have developed blood clots in his lung, according to the Miami Herald.

Bosh was admitted to a Miami-area hospital on Thursday after complaining about discomfort in his chest for several days. He underwent initial tests that proved inconclusive, according to the Heat. The fear is that Bosh could have blood clots on his lungs, the newspaper reported Friday.

If there are multiple clots, then Bosh would be out for the remainder of the season while being treated with blood thinners for pulmonary embolism. The medication required to treat such a condition typically requires at least six months of limited physical activity.

Bosh was experiencing flu-like symptoms this week. He was sent home from practice on Wednesday.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said at Thursday afternoon’s practice that Bosh was “under the weather” but offered no specifics.

Bosh, a 10-time All-Star and two-time champion for the Heat, is averaging 21.1 points and 7.0 rebounds this season. He signed a guaranteed five-year contract last July for $118 million.

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